This superb vineyard delivers, once again, an elegant, textured, subtle wine that will reward cellaring. Not as powerful as the '99, yet it shows the same smoky, dusty black cherry and cassis scents, ripe cassis fruit, and hints of earth and mineral. Tannins are quite tough and chewy.
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.