Almost jet black, this wine is nonetheless quite thin in flavor. The color extraction and substantial alcohol do not translate to ripe, fleshy fruit. Hints of berry and cracker quickly vanish.
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: email@example.com.