Very smooth, bright and juicy, it's got a nice mix of berries and chocolate, cassis and coffee. This has a zippy, tart edge to it, almost racy, but there are plenty of substantial tannins holding up the finish. Big, stylish and strong.
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.