This is a truly appealing wine that seduces with chocolate-covered cherry flavors and soft, inviting tannins. The balance and concentration are all in proportion, with no reliance on too much new oak (just 25% first use) for the flavor. Details of spice and fresh tarragon enliven the aftertaste.
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.