Winemaker Eric Dunham says this is the winery's best-selling red. The basically Bordeaux blend now includes about 13% Syrah, which stands out in the nose as an earthy, composty note. This wine needs just a little time to breathe open, and then the mix of tangy red fruits, spice, earth and toast comes into play. Flavors follow, mixing black cherry, berry and balsamic.
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.