Simple and straightforward, with a deep purple/plum tone that belies the rather light flavors. This shows tart black cherry fruit with herbal highlights. Tannins have been rough-sanded but are still on the noticeably green and astringent side. A good, everyday steak 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.