Pretty scents of cinnamon start things off; the flavors show cherry pipe tobacco and plenty of black cherry and cassis fruit. Firm and tannic, it wraps its Bordeaux-style flavors in leaf and leather. —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.