Substantial and authoritative, with the acid, backbone and structure to support the dense fruit. Happily, it is not smothered in chocolate. The wine unfolds in compact layers of blackberry, black cherry, light chocolate and a hint of tar.
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.