Earthy flavors of beet root and black cherry combine here, and the wine carries on with dark flavors and substantial tannins. Astringent black tea highlights resonate through the finish. Give this ample decanting and/or a couple more years of bottle age.
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.