The tart berry fruit flavors seem etched in place, as they are framed with sleek tannins, bright acidity and a sliver of steel. Aged 16 months in 30% new French oak, this wine seems to be somewhat shuttered, and has the structure to age well. Drink 2016–2024.
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.