Soft upon entry, this is a lush and plummy wine, with a rich mix of purple and somewhat grapy fruit flavors. What elevates it are the threads of darker fruits and highlights that enrich the tannins. A lingering finish with licks of dark chocolate is the icing on the cake.
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.