Classic scents of cassis fruit, laced with leaf and herb, lead into a firm, confident, balanced wine that is elegantly structured for the long haul. A cellar candidate; this could go 15–20 years. Cellar Selection. —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.