Here is a classic Klipsun nose, scented with dark streaks of metal and earth. The dark, mineral notes are not yet integrated with the fruit, which is high-toned and earthy, with some barnyard flavors. The tannins are rough and rustic, and give the impression that the wine needs more time to smooth out.
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.