Behind a Plain Jane label is a wine with real force. Densely packed with kirsch and chocolate flavors, this wine rests on top of bright acidity, that seems to punch the fruit down and into the palate, while setting up the toasty barrel flavors and taking some of the rough edge off the tannins. Decant it.
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.