The blend of this very appealing red includes Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Bright, forward, juicy fruit explodes from the glass; aromatic with dense, wild berry, cranberry and mineral. It's a Washington take on Cotes-du-Rhône, with all the bright spicy fruit, but less of the herb and garrigue flavor. It's a country wine, luscious and full, but not all that serious.
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.