An honest effort that tastes as the these varieties should taste. Light red-fruit flavors suggest brambly berries and cranberries with an undertone of forest floor and wild mushroom. Acids taste natural, tannins are proportional, and the mouthfeel is charmingly Bordeaux-like.
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.