Pretty aromas of boysenberry and spicy plum carry over into a broad palate. The fruit is framed with ripe tannins, and just a touch of finishing heat. It's drinking nicely, but should benefit from bottle aging until 2017 for optimum enjoyment.
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.