There is a horsey, leathery scent as you first experience this wine. It penetrates into the mouth, a stand-off against the sweet/tart boysenberry fruit. Suspect it will be a love it/hate it type of wine, depending upon your appreciation of leather.
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.