This is underwhelming, given its old-vine status and excellent vineyard source. The nose has a sweaty quality, which carries over onto the palate. Flavors suggest that the fruit was well ripened and in good shape, but something may have gone a bit awry in the barrel room. Two bottles tasted with the same results.
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.