The grapes are sourced from older vines located throughout the Columbia Valley. This is solid and not flashy, with wild brambly berries, earth and loam, a streak of woody bark, and overall a Bordeaux-like character. It was aged 22 months in one third new oak barrels.
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.