Dark and toasty, it brings pleasing, lightly sweet berry flavors of raspberry and strawberry, along with tangy acids and crisp, polished tannins. There seems to be some new oak showing also, in the finishing flavors of buttered toast and caramel. For the modest price, it's a fine bottle.
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.