The cherry flavors are so concentrated here that it is almost like a liqueur, with some pretty raspberry highlights as well. Compact and wrapped in toast and cracker, this is stylish and elegant despite the density and concentration. Firmlytannic, it seems destined to age along classic Burgundian lines. Cellar 8–10 years.
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.