Always a fine value in the Gorman lineup, this new Zachary's Ladder is the best yet. It's half Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Syrah, and 10% Petit Verdot, yielding a plush, mouthfilling wine that remains light on its feet. Credit the lively acidity that elevates mixed red berry fruits and finishes with a kiss of milk chocolate.
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.