This is a lesser-known bottling from this superstar producer. Dark purple/black with classic spicy, intense fruit. Not too jammy; winemaker Joel Peterson gets the essence of the fruit without turning it into raspberry/blackberry preserves. It sits on the palate and sings for a long time.
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.