Strong scents of tar, funk, meat, leather and silage jump from the glass. This is a take-no-prisoners wine, rustic, flavorful and distinctive. Though the tannins are tough and chewy, the fruit has plenty of acid to lift it back off the ground.
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.