This starts out with pretty fruit scents and a supple, almost silky entry. There's a strong cola streak that runs through the core, plus flavors of smoked figs and dusty spices. The finish turns slightly bitter, with a residue of scorched chocolate.
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.