This is pure Petit Verdot, substantial and muscular. Scents of violets and purple fruits bring extra nuances of mushroom and moist earth. There is a hint of animal, and a tight core of purple fruits. Tannins are supple and well-managed.
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.