This leads with tart cranberry fruit and sharp details of dried rosemary. It's focused and herbal, which may be off-putting for anyone seeking a fruit-forward style. But give it another couple of years of bottle age and see what develops.
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.