At first this is a spicy, forward wine, with generous flavors of candied fruits, orange peel and baked pear. It offers cinnamon highlights along with moderate toast. The downside? The wine seems to flatten out quickly through the finish, suggesting that it's best to drink up.
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.