Aggressively herbal, as this grape can often be, yet complex and interesting. The mix of herbs, grass, stem and tart red fruit is well balanced, and there is just a hint of milk chocolate and black licorice in the finish. Think a slightly riper, rounder take on Chilean Carmenère.
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.