Intense and very spicy, this mixes dense, liquorous and very dark flavors —soy, balsamic, coffee extract, smoke and more—with leafy, herbal, peppery scents. The fruit is concentrated and also dark, raisins and prunes, and the tannins, though carefully managed, are substantial and again, dark, dense and smoky. An interesting wine, with compelling length.
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.