Juicy black cherry fruit is set against dark mocha, licorice and smoke notes in this wine. There's a slight burn to the finish, as well as a hint of cracker. Despite its alcoholic ripeness, it feels thin through the midpalate and should be consumed over the next couple of years.
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: email@example.com.