Distinctive, with a strong flavor of cherry—much beyond the usual cherry found in many red wines. The fruit is backed with stiff tannins, slightly herbal, and a streak of vanilla/caramel. The finish is incomplete; the fruit drops off and the wine turns gluey.
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.