Still young, with sharp barrel flavors, this will need another year or two of bottle age to fully smooth out. Punchy, tart apple and peach fruit is bright and toasty, with a touch of brioche. Give it that extra bottle age, and drink after 2020.
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.