Right now this is all about the oak, which over-rides everything else. Given that the vintage is 2001, neither brand new nor an off-year, it's less likely that the balance will change much in the months ahead. Light cherry and strawberry flavors fight to be heard.
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.