The aromas deliver a bit more complexity than the palate at the moment, perhaps just an indication that the wine has entered a tight, rather hard phase. Blackberry, black cherry, cherry pit and a bit of peach in the fruit mix. This needs more time, but has good density and dark, polished tannins.
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.