There is already some evidence of brick coloring around the edges of this wine, which opens with an aromatic mix of dark fruits, tobacco, leather and barnyard smells. It's open and tangy, somewhat rustic, but distinctly Burgundian for all that, and fun to drink. —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.