A mix of pie cherry, raisin and prune fruit flavors, this is deep, ripe and yet still quite tart, with plenty of acidity. It penetrates the palate with consistent flavors, a fruit pastry impression wrapped in dark chocolate. The only question—how will it age, with fruit already this far along the aging curve?
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.