The nose is big, fat and forward, showing plenty of plush vanilla and sweet cream, matched with ripe black cherry fruit. Oodles of rich fruit, fat, creamy, buttery oak and a silky, unctuous mouthfeel coat the palate. This is a consumer-friendly, forward, ripe and luscious style of wine. —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.