Initially there are inviting scents of cola, beetroot and a hint of tomato, but once tasted the flavors are still quite hard, and the fruit comes across as thin and unyielding. On the finish, the tannins are harsh and somewhat stemmy. —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.