The Tempranillos from this pioneering estate winery bring deep dense purple fruits, along with very potent flavors of vanilla, black tea and coffee liqueur. Tannic and earthy, this has a somewhat grainy mouthfeel. It's packed with flavor, but with less emphasis on pure fruit and more on the vanilla-laced 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.