This rather tart red wine shows pretty blueberry fruit, though it is somewhat dominated by barrel-influenced flavors. Vanilla and coffee accents run through the nose and across the palate. It's well made, though it lacks the depth and detail of the best vintages.
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.