The Signature Cuvée opens on a floral note, a pretty and beguiling blend of roses and orchids. The midpalate is substantial and textured, offering spicy plum, strawberry and raspberry preserves and firm acids. The fruit flavors persist even as the tannins and barrel notes kick in, offering cocoa, ground coffee and walnut. All in all, an elegant and complex effort that should also age nicely for up to a decade.
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: email@example.com.