An excellent effort, this deserves its “limited” designation, and not just because it's a three-barrel selection. Dense raspberry and black cherry anchor a substantial wine with plenty of well-ripened tannins. Spending 22 months in one-quarter new French oak adds streaks of dark chocolate and espresso. The acid-tannin balance is spot-on.
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: email@example.com.