A seductive, downright sexy wine, this opens with scents of dried cherries and sandalwood. Those cherry flavors expand inside a frame of dark chocolate. Tannins have a bit of a shell, but ample aeration takes the stiffness out.
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.