Young, forward and fruity, with the expensive smell of toasty oak. The nose seduces you with cedar- box (hence the name?), spice and lead-pencil aromas, and the bright, intense raspberry fruit underneath more than supports the heavy barrel treatment.
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.