The wine opens with dense, fragrant, supple scents of slate, cassis and mulberry. Slightly reductive, it's a wine that needs decanting. This is consistent with past vintages, nicely detailed with mineral and fine grained tannins resolving into flavors of lightly roasted coffee.
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.