Kudos for the clear lucidity of this simple little wine, with its fragrant bouquet of chocolate and sweet cherry. In the mouth there are flavors of stem and earth, cranberries and tart acids, with a hint of bitterness in the tannins. —P.G.
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.