A concentrated, young, satiny wine that mixes in 8% percent Grenache. Inky purple, it already is beginning to hint at developing layers of meat, smoke, tar and licorice, although the primary fruit flavors, sappy and concentrated, dominate. It's very young; give it plenty of air time.
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.