This is a first for Forgeron, blending Boushey Syrah with Grenache and Mourvèdre. The Grenache opens up the fruit, and aging in a mix of French and American oak adds dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla and spice. It's a tight, dense wine that benefits from decanting, and can age through 2020–2024.
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.