This concentrated, stiff young wine is scented strongly with herb and earth. The fruit is packed tight, and flavors show as much spice and herb as they do sweet fruit. Dense and unyielding, it suggests more than shows its textural complexity at the moment. Give this a lot of breathing time.
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.