Single (777) clone, half new French oak, packed with flavor—this is ready to go. Concentrated flavors of black cherry, cola and vanilla, adorned even further with dusty sweet spices, make this a grab-and-go kind of wine. There's a lightly funky umami character to the finish, along with more barrel notes of coffee and caramel.
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.