Plenty of color extraction, accompanied by scents of black olive, earth, fungus and cassis. This is trying hard for concentration, but other than the color, it falls short. Thin, fruitless, acidic and somewhat volatile.
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.