There is just the slightest whiff of barnyard here, delicate enough to be a feature rather than a flaw. Baking spices, tanned leather, and pretty red fruits mingle seamlessly through a satisfying mid palate. Perhaps it's just an early phase, but for the moment it fades rather quickly.
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.