The 2010 Wildebeest red—a Buty “super second”—is 77% Syrah, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Cabernet Franc. Bright and tangy, it offers brambly fruit flavors—boysenberry and raspberry—along with sweet cherry. It's loaded with spice and lightly tasting of licorice. Young, fresh and fruit-driven, it has the structure to improve over the next five or six years.
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.