A Southern Rhône-influenced blend of 51% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 20% Mourvèdre, with a splash each of Counoise and Cinsault. Slightly high-toned, bright cherry flavors, pencil lead, earth, asphalt and grippy tannins. This will need decanting in order to open it up from its tightly wound entrance.
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.