This southern Rhône-style blend is 70% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and 10% Syrah, sourced from the excellent Olsen vineyard. That perfect fruit anchors a ripe, juicy and forward wine loaded with cherry/berry flavors. The Cinsault brings in light herb, and the wine rolls into a mocha-dipped finish with a bit of heat.
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.