Earthy and hard, with tart, cranberry-cherry fruit. The time in barrel has added some pretty roasted coconut scents, and there's a lot of smokiness in the nose and in the flavor. Still quite young and tight.
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.