A reserve-level effort, this matches black cherry fruit to barrel flavors of dark chocolate and espresso. The tannins are ripe and polished, and the wine delivers heft and power. It spent 16 months in French oak, 42% new, and carries a pleasant whiff of toast through 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.