Le Cadeau's Diversité bottling captures a whiff or two of funk and earth. The tannic, stem flavors seem appropriate wrapped around black fruits and earth. Barrel aging brings in highlights of roasted coffee beans and bitter chocolate, though it quickly fades.
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.