Past vintages of this cuvée have been delightful, but this one hits a speed bump. Diluted fruit flavors conjure up memories of cherry Kool-Aid, with a spare hint of chocolate. The wine has no depth, and not much flavor.
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.