A cool vintage in southern Oregon has created a very tart Grenache, with the fruit showing sour plum and raspberry flavors. Spicy and almost sour, it's got good verve and snap for those who enjoy high-acid wines. The flash of black pepper in the finish adds welcome texture.
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: email@example.com.