This dense and complex wine far exceeds its modest price point. Its deep plum and cherry flavors are inscribed with dark veins of graphite, licorice and charred wood. It finishes long and yet remains subtle, hinting at the dark flavors rather than slathering them on excessively.
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.