A big and oaky style, liquorous and full-flavored from the start. This is spot-on varietally, the fruit sourced from the Zerba Vineyards, and has a nice run through the midpalate with purple berry fruits and plenty of new oak. It turns a little chalky in the finish.
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.