Scents are beyond ripe, diving into raisins, prunes and balsamic. The wine smoothes out somewhat in the mouth, with figs and prunes and cooked cherries; but then turns dry and tannic. It seems to be on a fast-track aging curve.
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.