Spicy cherry aromatics carry a touch of tack room leather. Those flavors follow, leading into drying tannins with a dash of dark chocolate. The wine seems a little confused about where it's heading, but it packs plenty of flavor at the moment. Drink up.
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.