A select blend of big red varieties from Southern Oregon, past vintages of this wine have included Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Dolcetto, Petit Verdot, Nebbiolo and Tempranillo. You like variety? This is your wine. Despite its mongrel roots, the wine offers a nice mix of black fruits and stiff tannins, moving from black cherry and cassis into smoky streaks of pepper, iron and pencil shavings.
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.