The flavors are almost moving into late-harvest; raisiny, superripe, hot and tannic. On the plus side is the finish, with sweet, juicy, jammy fruit that is really tasty. From 77-year-old vines.
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.