I found decent overall weight and structure in this vineyard designate, and good, supporting acids under a wash of chocolate and butterscotch. Even so, the fruit is submerged, and much of the detail is lost, or at least missing. The finish shows a bit of heat, and the wine never quite comes into focus.
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.