Soft scents of spice, tobacco, olive and rose petals suggest an Italian style of Merlot. It's light on its feet, firm and tangy, with flavors of plum, blueberry and baking spices. Tannins are slightly green but rounded, and the flavors persist gently into a lingering 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.