L'Ecole does a really nice job with this 100% pure varietal wine, which smells of sweet black cherry fruit, cinnamon, spice and smoke. Very satisfying on the palate, it is smooth and supple, seems to expand and layer itself seamlessly as it cascades through the mouth, and lasts a good long while. Sweet, ripe fruit and nicely managed tannins, with some potential to age for 8–10 year.
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.