This is soft, pretty and ready to drink. The light fruit is wrapped in toasty new oak, accented with cinnamon and mocha. A bit of spice keeps it interesting, but it comes across as a generic red, with pretty oak.
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.