The depth of flavor is consistently here, offering layers of earth, smoke, spice and sweet herb alongside the brilliant black fruits. Tannins are substantial, earthy and fine-grained, and the young wine already hints at the length and development to come. This should not be consumed for several years.
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.