Especially rich and complex in this outstanding vintage, this brings bright and deeply flavored cherry fruit front and center. There's a streak of chocolate and a whiff of composted earth—not too much. As the wine lingers through its finish, the luscious fruit impresses the most.
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.