This is an odd color, plum tinged with orange; two different bottles looked exactly alike. At first it showed a dusty, slightly dirty flavor, and some reductive rubbery scents. But it opened up and became plummier, round, still with a dusty, dried-wood character.
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.