This is a pretty, salmon-colored wine, subtly scented with spices, flower petals and hints of sour cherries and vanilla cream. The blend—50% Garnacha, 50% Monastrell—delivers welcome weight and fruit, while maintaining a relative soft-ness. Good length and some finishing tannins make this an exceptional buy. Best Buy. —P.G.
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.