Like Reininger's excellent Malbec, this is 100% varietal, sourced from the Seven Hills Vineyard. Dark, toasty, smooth and delicious, it's got a lot of midpalate power leavened with herbs, cinnamon and black pepper. Give it a bit of extra breathing time and it opens out into a smooth, silky 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.