Fragrant with incense and cherry tobacco scents, this 100% varietal was aged in 30% new oak, mostly American. Light upon entry, it shows pale red fruits and sharp acidity. In stark contrast, the tannins are soft, like tanned leather.
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.