There is very little Carmenère in Washington, and Beresan's limited and sought-after varietal offering is restricted to tasting room and mailing list customers only. Balanced and tight, the crisp red fruits are annotated with hints of gun metal, toast and cinnamon. Just a touch of pepper and leaf, along with streaks of licorice and vanilla 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.