The West Block selection shows more earth, fungus and black tea flavors than its stablemates. It also seems more closed in at this stage, though it is well balanced and has interesting textural components. Graphite, loam and sour plum dominate.
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.