It may be the only wine in America that quotes Mahatma Gandhi on the back label. It's a fine effort, full, muscular and deep, with a blend of wild berries, black cherry, spicy oak, black licorice and espresso. There is plenty of barrel toast evident, but the fruit stands up well to it, supple and strong, and though it's delicious today, it is a good cellar candidate for up to a decade.
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.