A reductive, bitter rubber component stubbornly dominates this wine. There's cranberry and rhubarb fruit, ample acids, and otherwise all is in balance. But that burnt rubber note carries right through the finish. Two bottles were tasted with similar results.
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.