The nose is forward and round, with some cheesy Burgundian scents. There is a raisiny edge to this wine, which is very ripe and drinking well right now. The finish is slight hot, and has plenty of tannin. Definitely a wine to drink young. —P.G.
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.