This astringent mineral-soaked wine gathers itself around tart raspberry fruit. Youthful and compact, it shows little trace of the 18% new oak in which it was aged. This seems likely to show further improvement with additional bottle age and softening.
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.