Scents immediately conjure up a mix of iron filings, black licorice, espresso and dark chocolate. The core fruit is black also—berries and cherries. Flavors are right out front, while the finishing tannins have a slightly ashy mouthfeel.
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.