Scents of licorice, coffee and tobacco move into concentrated blueberry and cassis fruit flavors that wrap into a tannic, chewy midpalate. The fruit here is outstanding, and the wine delivers excellent, clean, concentrated flavors at this price point. An outstanding value.
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.