This Bordeaux blend offers satiny, silky smooth and chocolaty flavors. The fruit shows plum, black cherry, blackberry and hints of prune, with an underpinning of herb. The finish leads into black tea, sweet and ripe tannins that have just enough spine to extend the flavors into a full minute.
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.