Drinking very nicely, this wine bursts from the glass with rich aromas of cherry, chocolate, truffle and loam. The fruit factor is ramped up, delicious and coats the palate with bright cherry candy flavors. But this is more than a fruit bomb; the acidity and ripe tannins balance it out as it runs into a clean, lengthy 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.