This is rich, round, toasty and chocolaty, and it is instantly accessible and mouth filling. The forward fruit and barrel flavors coat the tongue with notes of cherries and chocolate. Drink soon, while the flavors remain fresh and balanced.
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.