Concentrated cassis, raspberry liqueur, vanilla, espresso and dark chocolate flavors give this wine its potent power. Deep and long, supremely seductive, it has penetrating flavors that are not at all over the top in terms of ripeness or alcohol. Drink now, or give it another half decade in the cellar.
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.