Striking aromas of cassis, tobacco and fresh-ground coffee introduce this excellent new edition of JRG. The grapes were sourced from the excellent Alder Ridge, Klipsun, Canoe Ridge, Champoux and Seven Hills vineyards. It has a full midpalate, which is buoyed by juicy acidity. It could age for another five years or more, but drink it young to enjoy it best.
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.