A sturdy, substantial, Rhône-inspired red. The goofy name? The winery says it refers to a Celtic people inhabiting the Rhône Valley in the days of the Roman empire. This is tasty juice, tangy and spicy, with sharp pine and herb accents, underscored with wild berry and plenty of acid. The Celts would buy it by the case.
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.