Dark and fruity, somewhat like a California Pinot Noir, this tastes riper than its 13.6% alcohol would suggest. The fruit is ripe and hints at oranges and prunes, with plenty of power. A palate-pleaser, big and blocky.
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.