This is 100% varietal, soft and satiny, with a graceful mix of plum, blueberry and raspberry. The Sagemoor Vineyard fruit is plenty ripe but it does have suggestions of dried herb, chocolate and buttery toffee. It's got an appealing smoothness, yet gathers itself together and holds its focus through the finish, with just enough high-toned lift to tickle the nose.
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.