This can only be described as thick — an unctuous, oaky style that tastes of ultra-ripe tropical fruits and bourbon-infused barrels. Though the alcohol is listed at just 13.5%, it feels bigger, and finishes with some definite heat in the back of the palate. Best drunk young and chilled.
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.