This is a wine that reflects the classically deep fruit and the vagaries of the vintage. It opens with a bit of high-toned volatility, which heightens the flavors and brightens the wine, but may attenuate the ageability. Cherries in brandy, astringent tannins, and lots of juicy acidity.
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.