This pure varietal expression of the grape is a steely svelte spicy red with unusual complexity. The tart and tangy fruit could be any wild-picked red berry, and the acids are like a squirt of citrus. But there's extra depth and interest from the hints of herb, seed, stone and metal that reward your attention. This should drink quite well now through the mid-2020s.
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.