Tight and muscular, this captures the mix of earth, herb, bark, currant, berry and mineral that makes this such a special site. Here it is presented raw, unhinged even, with angular, striated flavors that will need more time to smooth out. But the elements for an ageworthy, deep and expressive wine are all in place.
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: email@example.com.