This is definitely a subpar effort from this usually reliable budget producer. Dark and muddy in appearance, it tastes of burnt sugar, tired fruit and stemmy earth. The finish is dry and chalky, with ashy tannins. —P.G.
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.