Lovely aromas are a perfect mix of dust, rock, cassis and black fruits; the flavors carry so much detail that it's hard to catalog it all. Subtle but well defined, they cascade over and around each other in a gentle profusion—there is black cherry, then rock, then lead pencil, then some smoke, then a whiff of licorice, and so on. A fascinating wine with good aging potential.
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.