A Bordeaux-style blend with half estate-grown (first vintage) fruit, this has pretty, forward, bright and spicy flavors of berries running the gamut from strawberry to raspberry to cherry. Apart from that, there is a tannic push through the midpalate into the finish. It should continue to improve over the next three or four years.
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.