The scents jump from the glass, rich and cloaked in sweet cracker, toast and mocha. The fruit is delicious and broad, the oak generous and chocolatey, the tannins soft and textured. This is a friendly, flavorful style of winemaking, with plenty of rich flavors in a loose-knit, accessible wine.
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.