This unusual rosé is half Syrah and half Pinot Noir. Sometimes the combo works; here it seems like a mismatch. Tart and simple, it's bone dry and unfocused, with short, thin flavors of watermelon and strawberry that quickly fade.
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.