From the hot hot 2003 vintage, this has a bit more sweet ripe fruit than the 2004s. It's showing light cranberry/cherry flavors just trickling into LifeSaver candy, and backed with moderate tannins and a green tea astringency. Light/medium-bodied, well-built and good for aging for another six or eight 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: email@example.com.