Scents of raw wood wrap around smoky black cherry fruit. There is a buttery streak, leading into tannins still rough and chewy despite the ample bottle age this wine has been given. The fruit is quickly overwhelmed by the wood.
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: email@example.com.