Classic is a pretty good description of this wine. It's meaty, firm, muscular and loaded with ripe blackberry and black-cherry fruit. The ripe ample tannins support that compact strength, and it has the balance and structure to cellar for the next decade. Drink 2020–2030.
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.