This is very dense, with a strong Bourbon barrel flavor component. The fruit is tight, the structure is balanced, and the mouthfeel massive. The tannins are matched to the density of the fruit, and add both mass and texture, though some tasters will definitely notice some burn in the 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.