This is a solid, ready-to-drink effort, with forward flavors of raspberry and cherry. The well-managed tannins remain in the background, but put a definite edge around the finish, which wraps up quickly.
Bought this wine at Trader Joe's on the USC Campus. I made an amazing meal and popped the bottle of this crap and was disgusted by it. Tastes like a used ashtray.
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.