Herbal, peppery, tannic and slightly green, but very flavorful and interesting. Green coffee bean flavors are pure varietal; the tannins are tight and compact, with penetrating flavors. The fruit is dark, dense and very compact; the herbal flavors are there, but so is the ripeness, the smoke, the roasted earth and the chocolate.
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.