Tight and reductive, the nose of this Bordeaux blend shows tar, rubber and smoke. The palate follows with nicely concentrated black cherry and cassis, detailed with leather and tobacco. A far better effort than the winery's pricier Two Generations, this is a cellar-worthy Bordeaux blend that is just hinting at its long-term potential.
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.