Birds got most of the 2004 Grenache, but the 82 cases that were left are impressive. Along with biting red fruits that seem to snap and sizzle in the mouth, there is a nice, spicy edge that gives the wine dimension and scale. The tannins are austere and taste of graphite and bark.
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.