Tight, with a mix of berry, spice and a hint of Band-Aid. This needs decanting to show well; it's short and compact, concealing its flavors. Some cherry fruit and barrel flavors of chocolate and cinnamon, but this needs a lot more bottle age, or lengthy decanting.
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.