The aromas bring a noticeable funk along with the fruit, which seems to be muted by the leathery components. For some tasters this is character, for others it suggests a bit of brett. Soft flavors of red berry and cherry continue into a lightly chocolatey 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.