An aromatic, pretty nose softens up the entry and leads into a tasty, cranberry-flavored red wine. The addition of a small amount of Malbec stiffens up the tannins a bit and thickens up the back end. It gives the wine a bit more substantial weight than its siblings.
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.