Bright blackberry fruit flavors (with a slight lemon-oak tinge that one reviewer described as greenness) flesh out this round, even Washington special. Opens with sour berry, damp soil and menthol notes, and finishes with dry chalk and tart cranberry flavors.
The style is usually big and bold, but for the moment this wine, though dense and dark, has a hole in the middle. Rich scents of black cherry, blueberry and earth seem to vanish, leaving only a tannic finish. —P.G