L'Ecole is known for making powerful, explosive wines—and that's just the whites. This is a potent blend of black cherry and cassis, with lots of deep, toasty, roasted espresso flavors reminiscent of Aussie Shiraz. —P.G.
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.