Half Barbera, half four other red grapes, this features a handsome black dog on the label. It's blood-black in the glass also, with plum, chocolate and leather flavors in equal proportion. Depending upon your tolerance for leathery reds, it may surprise or disappoint.
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.