Sappy and tart, with raspberry and cassis fruit concentrated within a shell of astringent tannins. Coffee and licorice highlights from the barrel aging bring added interest to the finish. Give this one plenty of breathing 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.