Smooth and rich, this is a nice mix of ripe purple fruits and expensive new oak. It's soft and seamless, ready to drink right now, with all the vanilla and butterscotch flavors that lovers of big red wines look for. It fades in the finish, leaving a slightly bitter, medicinal aftertaste.
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.