This is wonderfully aromatic and replete with scents of violets, incense, smoked meats and savory herbs. The fruit is ripe but not overblown, and the oak treatment is restrained. A pleasing array of surprising and graceful accent flavors combine harmoniously on the palate—savory herbs, pine needles, fresh ginger and black olive. It's a delightful wine and marks Tertulia as a newcomer to pay attention to.
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.