As with all this winery's reds, there's substantial extract here, giving deep color, dense flavors, and chewy tannins. Its blueberry and black cherry fruit is accented by earthy mushroom notes. It makes a strong case for growing Malbec in Southern Oregon, where Tempranillo and Cabernet Franc also shine.
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: email@example.com.