The Columbia Valley blend is right up there with its companion Walla Walla Syrah in terms of quality. Firm, dense and juicy, it's built upon a beguiling mix of berries, pomegranate and spice. Some good tannic bite intensifies and lengthens 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.