This is a firmly fruity, tart, steak-friendly wine with some good ‘grip' and a solid core of peppery black cherry fruit. Light notes of licorice and roasted coffee finish up quickly; the blend includes six percent merlot. 2500 cases were made.
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.