A dark, tight and tannic wine, reflecting the character of the vintage. Tart, earthy fruit firms up the center, making it chewy and concentrated. Time will open it up and do a bit to smooth out the hard, green tannins. —P.G.
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.