Despite its youth, the color of this wine is already beginning to verge on onion skin at the rim. Soft scents of plum, allspice, mace and cocoa make for a pleasant beginning. But there is little follow-through on the palate, and it finishes quite quickly, with fairly severe tannins.
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.