The fruit comes primarily from Ciel du Cheval and Boushey vineyards, and delivers intense, spicy cherry and pungent grape scents and flavors. There are hints of tobacco and wild fruits, too, and the forward style favors early drinking. —P.G.
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.