Streaks of stem, bark and stone dominate this wine, with barely ripe fruit well in the background. Tannins are stiff and dominant, and the overall finish feels a bit green. It's a serviceable rather than sexy style.
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.