This is a bright, spicy bowl of red fruits, with penetrating flavors and buoyant acidity. It's clean and sharply etched, with a strong tannic base. Such a young wine should improve over the next couple of years; drink up by 2021.
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.