Wonderfully fragrant, with a full-on expression of dark, plummy, black cherry fruit, this is fairly substantial. Slightly smoky tannins grip and hold through a medium-long finish. Lovely texture, with a wash of cola running through the back end.
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.