There will be far less House Red in the freeze-shortened 2010 vintage. As always, a forward, compelling wine, with a swirl of black fruit, smoke, earth and cola scents. The tannins are graceful and proportionate; the finish does a gentle fade.
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.