This is as close to Bordeaux as you'll find in Washington, which is to say, darn close indeed. Cassis and earth, leaf and barrel mingle in the seductive nose. The wine, rich and ripe and deep, slowly opens to reveal layer upon layer of fruit, amplified with darker, mineral accents. Defining acids and a subtle hint of oak complete the experience.
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.