The Blessings Red is 55% Grenache and 45% Syrah. Fragrant with hints of barnyard funk and sweet hay, this is drinking very well—perhaps at its peak—already. The fruit core is soft and broad, weaving an easy trail through the palate and finishing with a vibrant burst of flavor that suggests mint and marshmallow, along with caramel and toffee. Intriguing.
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.