There's a touch of green here, noticeable principally as a streak of green olive. It's a feature, not a problem, and smoothes out into a subtle mix of dates, figs and a touch of prune. Notes of smoke and earth come along with well-balanced tannins through a lingering 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.