Spicy cranberry/raspberry fruit is the whole story here. It's fresh, acidic, forward and spicy, then tails off quickly into a tannic finish. The last impression is of earth and stems, slightly bitter and astringent.
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: email@example.com.