Funky, animal smells greet you, followed by bark, stem and root. Not a pretty nose by any means. The wine follows hard, tough, stemmy and chewy. It's hard to imagine a more charmless bottle in this price range.
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.