The prune and raisin scents and flavors suggest that some of these grapes were picked past optimal ripeness. For those who favor an almost Port-like style, this Bordeaux-style blend will hit the mark. The finish suggests figs lightly splashed with balsamic vinegar.
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.