Substantial and authoritative, this ripe and tannic wine turns quickly to the dark side. Dark fruits—black cherry and cassis—are joined to barrel flavors of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Yet it's never too heavy, and stays balanced through a medium-long finish.
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: email@example.com.