This new producer grabbed a “Best Limited Production Wine” award at the La County Fair for this herbal and flavorful effort. Once you rip past the bell pepper scents and dig into the wine, it's got dark cab franc fruit flavors, accented with ground coffee and plenty of smoky oak. The mid-palate is fleshy and concentrated, loaded with sweet fruit, while the finish lingers like smoke from a barbecue.
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.