This wine has a promising, deep black cherry color to it, and it's scented with dark, roasted coffee, tobacco and spice. The fruit seems perfectly ripe and balanced, though not jammy or raisiny in any way, and it includes nuances of herb and leaf that add a lot of flavor interest. Classy winemaking, with texture and depth in a drink-now style. 227 cases produced.
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.