A wild blend with Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah, Sangiovese and more all mixed together; yet it somehow avoids tasting generic. Strawberry, rhubarb and plum come together, with earthy tannins and herbs. The alcohol rests comfortably at 13.5 percent, and some baking spices enter the finish.
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.