Light but nicely detailed and flavorful, with an overriding spicy cola character. Streaks of vanilla and caramel infuse the brambly, wild berry fruit flavors. The wine also carries a seductive scent of sandalwood, which continues as a flavor in the 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.