The aroma sends up hints of Bourbon-soaked raisins, leading onto a soft, smooth, and very pretty palate. There's plenty of raspberry flavor, and a suggestion of thick, dark balsamic vinegar on the finish. A dash of nutmeg, from 10 months in one-third new French oak, is the icing on the cake.
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.