Though still quite young, this cuvée is immediately flavorful and intriguing. Earthy and showing a whiff of leather, its tart berry fruit opens up quickly and broadens across the palate. Best guess is drink it young, now through 2018, for maximum pleasure.
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.