This feels like a cool-climate Sauvignon, with light melon and citrus flavors, alcohol at just 12%, and a bone dry finish. This blend of Cabernet and Syrah shows pretty fruit flavors of strawberry and cherry candy, with a bit of cinnamon spice. Light and lively, it's a style more reminiscent of the sort of wine you might encounter in a carafe in a seaside town in the south of France.
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.