The best Pedestal since the 2003. The focus is immediately apparent, with dark, toasty scents and flavors wrapped into ripe black fruits. The generous (85% new) French oak aging brings in clove, licorice and smoky spice, but the fruit has the muscle and breadth necessary to keep it all harmonious.
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.