Held back for almost five years, this GSM (plus a dash of Cinsault) is thoroughly delicious and drinking beautifully. It's toasty and dark, packed with black cherry and cassis fruit, along with strong streaks of wood smoke, graphite, black olive and mineral. Cellar until 2024 at least.
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.