This is light and flavored with cranberry and hints of rhubarb. There's not much midpalate; once past the young fruit you go directly to tannins that are rather stemmy and hard. Maybe it needs more bottle age, but right now it's chewy and a bit on the sour side.
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.