Smoky and toasty, with spicy blackberry and dark chocolate scents and flavors. The inviting nose leads into a moderately full-bodied wine with good persistence. Spice and berry suggest its kinship to Zinfandel, but there is something also of the southern Italian wines in the coffee and licorice accents.
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.