This is a Tempranillo-based blend, with smaller amounts of Syrah and Malbec. Aged in 24% new oak, it's aromatic with hints of blood, meat, anise and steel. Cranberry and sour cherry fruit flavors are backed by chalky acids, and as it breathes a whiff of toast carries through the finish.
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.