This sleek, sexy blend is named for the winery's bond number (WA-424). This is immensely appealing. The fruit flavors are carefully layered in, with lots of blackberry and black cherry leading the way; the oak adds sweet spices, hints of cinnamon, cocoa and ground coffee. Lovely balance and palate presence.
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.