A Bordeaux blend, smooth and ultrachocolaty in the house style. The cherry fruit is coated in flavors of hazelnut, cocoa, espresso and chocolate. Good indeed, but somewhat difficult to find the flavors of the vineyard under all that creamy barrel.
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.