John Bigelow sources from exceptional vineyards scattered around eastern Washington; this has Klipsun, Lewis, Stillwater Creek and Boushey grapes in the blend. Carefully crafted, it pits its sharp, tangy berry fruit against flavors of cured meat, smoke, anise, whiskey barrel and earth––a glorious and complex medley of flavors. Still young and sharp, this will benefit from some further years of bottle age.
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.