This was given 21 months in 30% new French oak, and has not yet completely integrated its flavors. Among the varied fruits are apple, cranberry and cherry, along with a streak of licorice. There's a whiff of burnt rubber as well.
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.