It's a shame that there are only 75 cases of this Tempranillo available; it is a compelling wine that suggests a bright future for this grape in the Columbia Valley. The complex mix of earth, bark, cassis and berry, densely concentrated and detailed with chocolate and mocha notes, is flat-out delicious. Tannins are a bit grainy, with a green tea edge.
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.