This wine is a selection of the best blocks and barrels, aged in French oak for 10 months before bottling. A classy effort, it showcases the best assets of the vintage. Firm and tannic, with well-integrated elements of herb and cola, it sports flavors of cherry candy and ripe raspberries, with a lick of spice on the finish.
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.