This has really ripe blackberry and cherry flavors, soft tannins, a nice fat mouthfeel and hints of darker roasted stuff. Big, smooth and lush, it gathers power and finishes with a big swoop of meaty, fruity, fat flavor. Not heavy, but delicious and beautifully balanced. Best Buy. —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.