This is a full-on, five-grape, Bordeaux-style blend, dense, tight and high-toned. It offers polished flavors of purple and black fruits, cloaked in coffee, smoke, tar and tobacco. The depth and balance suggest further aging until at least 2025.
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: email@example.com.