This bottling from King is well-made, as always, but doesn't have quite the concentration that has been there in past vintages. The fruit is ripe, without any of the leafy vegetality that can plague Oregon in some vintages, but the wine tails off quickly and loses flavor just as quickly. Still, it might benefit from just another year or two 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.