Trutina's blend changes significantly from vintage to vintage. Here it is almost two thirds Merlot, the rest a mix of Bordeaux grapes with a tiny splash of Syrah. Silky and broad, it fills the mouth with lush flavors of blackberries, black cherry, caramel and milk chocolate. Sounds like a candy bar, and tastes just as good.
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.