There's just 15% Grenache in the blend, but the label lists it along with the dominant Syrah. The wine is tight at first, then rich aromas of plum, berry and mocha open to reveal a bright and tangy midpalate that nicely matches perfectly ripened fruit to the sweet barrel spices. Good concentration and excellent acidity complete the picture.
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: email@example.com.