This vineyard is really coming into maturity, and it shows in the firm, polished and dense flavors. Black cherry and savory herb components meld nicely, with streaks of minerally earth. Some skin contact is apparent in the tannins, which will benefit from a bit more bottle age.
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.