Firm, hard, tannic and smoky with black cherry, red currant, light earth and pepper. French, American and Hungarian oak adds some toasted cracker flavors around the cherry fruit. Well crafted and quite interesting.
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.