Dense, deep, dark, and loaded with black fruits, this keeps adding layers––black coffee, smoke, earth, some rock, some charcoal. It is vivid but not overbearing; the alcohol (14.9%) does not show in the mouth. Supple and still showing some streaks of herb and bark. Delicious.
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.