The Grande Assemblage is a six-vineyard blend displaying mixed red fruits tending toward the lean currant/rhubarb flavors. The acids cut through and the tannins take over quickly, leaving the thin fruit in the background. The wine needs airing and food.
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.