Deep and fruity, this hits you with a dense core of black cherry, strawberry preserves and cooked raisins. Interesting details emerge throughout as it runs across the palate: pepper and herb, baking spices and light chocolate. Good balance and length, but drink up soon.
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.