This is a real tongue-stainer, earthy and packed with purple fruits. Flavors of blueberries, plums, bitter chocolate and charred wood abound. The wine remains lively with ample acidity and smooth, though dense tannins.
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: email@example.com.