One of a series of single-clone offerings from Kason, this has the lowest alcohol, which somehow partially helps to overcome the aggressive barrel flavors. Chunky black fruits and sweet oak combine in a muscular wine that shows none of the subtlety of the grape. It's Pinot Noir on steroids.
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.