From 20-year-old vines, this spent 10 months in French oak, 20% new. It's finished with a screwcap and tastes a bit reductive, so give it plenty of breathing time. It's well-muscled with tangy cranberry and purple fruit. Drink now through 2020.
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Reviews wines from Oregon and Canada.
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.