Bold flavors of clove, spice, tobacco, vanilla and dark chocolate jump from the glass. This is a style of wine akin to hyperrealism in painting. Barrel flavors are emphasized over fruit, but it all holds together with a massive amount of sweet spices.
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: email@example.com.