A briary, full-throttle wine with a ripe, appealing nose. Plenty of bright, forward fruit; strawberry preserves and raspberry jam pleasantly mingled with cocoa and toast. Wonderful spicy highlights of cinnamon and allspice. This one is really something, with exceptionally jammy fruit, great balance, and alcohol (13.8%) right where it should be.
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.