The scents explode with both dark fruit and dark chocolate, and flavors follow, all wrapped in stiff tannins. A serious effort, this spent 18 months in French oak. It's a muscular, deep, dark wine, substantial in every way—fruit, tannin and alcohol.
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.