The Boushey cuvée—100% varietal—really delivers the goods. Cassis and blueberry, cherry and plum, high acidity and nuanced notes of toasted nuts, graphite and smoked meats are all in play. Complex and balanced, it's a delicious bottle right now, but could certainly age at least another five years.
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.