This seemed to be a lighter vintage for most Oregon producers and we have found over the years that some bottle variation exists within our bottling. This wine has always been characterized by gorgeous aromatics of forest floor, plum, pomegranate, spice and earth with a floral background. The best bottles continue to show these traits as well as sweet tannins with a delicate, medium bodied style. This wine has never been as powerful as the 1992 but it is somehow more French and stylish. The best bottles are still revelations and to date this may well be the most complex wine aromatically-speaking that we have produced.