A complex nose shoots up aromas of dark berries, cassis, smoke, earth and toast. The fruit is generous and open; it tastes more like red berries than black. The acidity perfectly balances the fruit, and stretches out the flavors into a smooth, nicely detailed finish.
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.