Corella is the winery's Sangiovese/Cabernet/Syrah blend—a super-Yakiman? This is the best version they've made yet, as the tart, astringent berry flavors of the Sangiovese are beautifully set up against the stiffer tannins and deeper black fruit components from the Cab, with just a hint of peppery smoke from the Syrah. It's a wonderful balance of flavors, with surprising depth and substance.
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.