A spare hint of varietal character suggests moderately ripe blue and purple fruits. Those flavors are mostly buried in green tannins, despite the listed alcohol of 15%. The finish is streaked with tobacco and charred wood.
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.