This is tongue-scrapingly dry, underscoring its black raspberry fruit with minerally acids. The drying tannins carry a streak of cacao and there's a touch of citrus resonating through the finish. Best enjoyed with a hearty entrée.
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.