In 2009, this vineyard's yields were reduced, and production of this wine was cut to just 75 cases. It is compact and astringent to such a degree that even 24 hours of breathing time does little to make it budge. Flavors of cassis, white pepper and a hint of herb poke out from a bed of tannins. It's just too soon to tell where this is going.
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.