The Jerome represents the winery's selection of what it considers its best barrels. For me, it falls just a bit short of the single-vineyard bottlings in this hot, ripe year. Delicious to be sure, it's got plenty of sweet, jammy raspberry and cherry fruit, and tell-tale vanilla from new oak barrels. Big, forward and tannic.
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.