This is a dark, juicy, sappy wine; sculpted and well-defined. Flavors of sappy berry, cassis, smoke and graphite blend together seamlessly; the tannins are drying and finish with a tea leaf character. Alcohol is 14.7% but not at all dominant.
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.