Some interesting tobacco scents open up the nose. In the mouth the wine is very tart, showing cool-climate flavors of plum, cassis and berry. There is a hint of leather but not enough to dampen the fruit. This is varietal and solid in a basic, blocky style.
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.