The letters stand for Odd Man Out, perhaps a reference to the unusual blend (two thirds Petit Verdot, one third Malbec). The nose promises and the mouth delivers a lot of leathery barnyard character; some tasters call it a feature, and some call it a flaw. Black cherry fruit, thick and chewy tannins, and alcohol near 15% mark this as a powerful wine. Drink soon.
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.