The top cuvée of Soléna Cellars has tangy blackberry and black cherry flavors, wrapped in lightly noted hints of earth, leaf and bark. It's just short of luxurious, but the resonant mid-palate extends into a finish dappled with cinnamon, smoke and toasted walnuts. Elegant and refined, this should age nicely for up to a decade.
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.