This is built for both immediate appeal and graceful aging. It's toasty and chocolatey, smooth as silk, but with the depth and balance for further development. Not a big wine, but quite pretty, textural and detailed.
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: email@example.com.