Number Six had 13 varieties from seven different vineyards, but this time around it's down to just six and six. Nonetheless, no one else is doing Merlot, Tempranillo, Syrah, Cab Franc, Malbec and Graciano. Once again, the wizards at Abacela have crafted a fragrant, spicy mutt red, with hints of leather and bark.
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.