At first, the bright Bing cherry fruit carries suggestions of anise and mint, but in the mouth the wine does not deliver all that the nose promises. The tannins turn aggressively bitter. This falls short of the outstanding 2008.
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.