Production has more than tripled in the past three vintages for this wine. This is a full-throttle, tannic young wine, with muscle and verve, but lacking finesse. The midpalate offers cherries, earthy tannins and stem flavors.
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.