Aromatically engaging, with plenty of barrel scents— sandalwood, cocoa powder, and mocha—leading into a midpalate loaded with classic Walla Walla Cabernet fruit. Strawberry compote, raspberry jam, Bing cherries, all dusted with cocoa powder. A very appealing style, it's all displayed broadly right out in front.
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.