A hint of funk and a brambly character enhances this bright, textured wine. The fresh berry flavors carry light touches of baking spice, bark and toast. The tannins remain a bit stiff and should soften up a bit with further bottle age. Every element is in perfect proportion.
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.