The old vines at the heart of this wine date back decades. Finely threaded herb and mineral highlights peek through a solid frame of berry and plum fruit. The barrel flavors, from 10 months in French oak, are balanced and persistent. Put this one away for drinking from 2020 to 2030.
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.