A tight, tannic, tongue-staining wine. It's scented with rich loam and exotic spices, and the fruit is firm and deep, with veins of black cassis and coffee running side by side. Give this a lot of breathing time.
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.