This has a beautiful nose, with pepper, light balsamic and green tea scents. The tannins are also tea-like, and the compact fruit mixes red and black flavors. Smoky, tannic and tight, with strong herb, tea and tobacco flavors. Just 1,800 cases available. —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: email@example.com.