This is delicious, co-fermented with 4% Malbec. It opens with a fresh mix of berries, toast, chocolate and mocha; adding spice, a hint of pepper, and showing great balance. Though the alcohol hits 15%, the wine shows no heat in the mouth; it's supple and the fruit is absolutely delicious.
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.