A firm, juicy mix of cranberry, cherry and cassis fruits. Fresh garden herbs are followed with a hint of green coffee bean, the tannins tight and a bit hard. Unyielding at first, this is structured for medium-term aging, with just a bit of alcoholic heat in the finish.
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.