The winery rather coyly refuses to divulge the blend here, saying only that it is a “secret recipe” that contains 14 different Rhône grapes. Whatever. If you are expecting a true grand rouge you are going to be disappointed, for it's more like a rosé, just a bit darker in color. Dry and tart, with fruit flavors of the sort that come with a rosé of Sangiovese for example. Serve well chilled.
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.