Very deep, very dark, with high-toned aromatics and dense black cherry and black fruits. Smoke, toast, dark chocolate, mocha flavors all through it. Good length; the volatility is most apparent in the nose, not in the flavors. Exceptional fruit ripeness and depth.
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.