This is classic stuff: ready for the grill, pizza, a picnic. The fruit is ripe and speckled with peppery spice, and the tannins are rough-sawn, like old timber. But the flavors are pure and honest; it's a wine you can glug down all night.
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.