This wine saw plenty of new French oak—it is steeped in scents of wood and butter—and the flavors inevitably conjure up Bourbon rather than wine. Tropical fruit is in there, but can't begin to take on all the wood and alcohol. —P.G.
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.