A fat, meaty wine, which tastes of very ripe berries and raw steak. Tight, dark and smoky, it has a ripe earthiness to it that adds power and weight, but comes off a bit rough at the moment. —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.