Dark, tannic and earthy, this pure varietal wine brings up flavors somewhat akin to Washington's Lemberger. The sour-cherry fruit is wrapped in broad flavors of forest floor and wet leaves. There's a bit of a hole in the middle, which might be nicely filled with a good hamburger.
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.