This Bordeaux blend includes a small amount of carmenère, for which this winery has built a reputation, and it is done in a style that has garnered a lot of positive attention. This reviewer finds that the overwhelming presence of brettanomyces, which lends a very horsey, leathery scent and flavor, detracts from everything else. It almost completely kills the fruit.
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.