Here's a solid, polished effort from winemaker Tom Fitzpatrick. It neatly weaves together blue plum and black cherry flavors, highlighted with pipe tobacco and a hint of caramel. Its smooth tannins are framed with light composted earth notes.
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.