Big, toasty, solid and sturdy, there's smoke and citrus, with hints of meat and plenty of tart berry. Stylish, tilting a bit toward the high tones but it's kept in check. Retains a bit of cool climate green tea and dried herb, which gives it more length, interest and detail than the bigger wines.
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.