The vineyard is located in the Chehalem Mountain AVA (not shown on the label) and reflects the dark, earthy characteristics of the region. Fruit is spicy, tart and tightly wound, mixing black raspberry, black cherry and a sip of Dr Pepper. That blackness continues with some licorice threading through the finish.
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.