This is a soft, sensual wine, with a lovely nose mixing cassis and toast, spice and coffee. There's a lovely mingling of forward, exotic scents and flavors, then some pickle barrel and dill in the finish. Some may like that more than others, but it's very well made, and food-ready.
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.