This wine gets good marks for elegance and complexity. The scents and flavors seamlessly incorporate earth, herb and licorice into a core of just-picked berries. A light whiff of shoe polish slips into the mix—not unpleasantly.
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.