This starts off with a creamy, spicy mouthfeel, but leads to somewhat bitter fruit. Once swallowed, the flavors become somewhat chemical, and the wine feels flat and out of balance. Perhaps a bad bottle?
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.