This interesting wine carries scents of raisin, soy, cocoa and chocolate, and tastes lightly of pine needle and spice. Quite tart, the tannins seem to stand out at this point, with residual, dry flavors of green tea. This will benefit from some more bottle time.
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.