From a tough vintage, this has friendly flavors of chocolate-chip cookie dough and walnuts. The chocolaty character, which is far more noticeable than the fruit, helps to mitigate the tough, chewy tannins. Drink soon.
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.