Based on Tempranillo, this red blend is filled out with 15% Merlot, 7% Grenache, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. It's the best Corrida yet, concentrated, compact and lightly smoky. Dense boysenberry fruit anchors the core, with a deep brambly flavor that's reminiscent of old-vine Zinfandel. The dark, plush finish lingers sensuously.
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.