The aromas indicate a mix of ripe and less ripe fruit—some fig and date scents, some herb and bark scents. In the mouth it comes together, with those flavors sharply delineated by stiff acids. A gentle wash of chocolate sparks the finish.
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.