Bright red fruits, sappy acids and citrus highlights combine here. The supporting tannins are ripe and toasty, with a slightly grainy mouthfeel. Suggestions of coffee grounds add further interest to the finish, which expands gracefully as it breathes. This is a wine still pulling itself together and clearly built to expand and improve with further bottle age. Drink now through 2030.
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.