A good reflection of the vintage, this is meaty and concentrated, with dark purple fruits swathed in cinnamon, coffee and dark chocolate. Tasted more than four years after the vintage, it was still youthful and fresh, with a hard tannic shell.
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Reviews wines from Oregon and Canada.
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.