A spicy, zinny nose showing lots of delicious fruit. Fermented with wild yeasts and aged in 100% American oak, it's an appealing, delicious wine for this price. The flavors linger through a satisfying finish, and it doesn't hit that tannic wall that stops so many of the '97s.
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.