Though this cuvée is far more limited (and expensive) than the winery's regular release, it's imbued with strong coffee and vanilla flavors that overwhelm the fruit. Its tannins are hard and the fruit rather generic. Another year or two in bottle may bring it into better balance.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.