This tannic blend is 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 20% Petite Sirah. It opens with black cherry and cassis fruit, with a strong flavor of charred wood. Flavors are front-loaded, as the wine quickly turns thin and vinegary.
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.