This wine has a firm, authoritative spine, lending stiff support to the black cherry and blackberry fruit flavors. The tart acids and fine-grained tannins are modulated and in fine form, and the wine sets up nicely in midpalate. Young and compact, it has a good six to eight years of life ahead.
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.