This is the first vintage of this exciting, racy wine. Focused, very spicy, with intense strawberry/raspberry fruit accented with vanilla and toast from American oak. Hints of stone and mineral open into rich, earthy accents. Concentrated through the long finish, it's not too tannic and just tart enough to balance the heat.
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.