A late release '99, this displays the tough, chewy tannins of that excellent vintage, and has the dry, tight, concentrated flavors of a good unclassified Bordeaux. Air it out and some nice spice starts to emerge. This is a fine effort in a good year.
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.