Still tightly wound, this pure varietal wine spent 15 months in one-third new oak. Waxy plum fruit is supported with plenty of acidity and a hint of leather. The wine is young and fresh, with some years of development ahead.
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.