Cab Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah from both Washington and Oregon vineyards are mixed into Cayalla, a tart, supple, somewhat chalky red wine. It's light and elegant, balanced and clean, and the fruit flavors are of wild strawberry, raspberry and rhubarb. It's just 13% alcohol, and will please those consumers who are looking for a wine to enjoy with meals, and one that won't tire the palate or dull the brain.
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.