Black/garnet color and dusty, mocha/smoke scents. There are also some whiffs of anise and sweet spice, cinnamon and nutmeg, like fresh-baked pumpkin pie. Built along the ultraripe lines of Australian Shiraz, this is an exotic wine whose idiosyncratic style won't appeal to everyone.
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.