The toasty framework around soft and spicy red fruits needs a bit more bottle age to integrate fully. Accents of herb and leaf add a bit of complexity which show promise for future enjoyment. Drink 2018–2022.
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.