With different vineyard sources and blend from the excellent 2006, this is still a clear improvement, with true varietal character. White pepper, clove, herb, earth and still-sharp, angular berry fruit; fading into baking chocolate finish. The listed alcohol remains under 14%.
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.