Fully ripe, estate-grown fruit, 100% varietal, starts it on solid ground. It's soft and plummy, with purple fruits in abundance, and brings flavors of light chocolate threaded through smooth tannins. Just a little more acidity would elevate it further. Drink soon and enjoy.
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.