Originally intended as a blending grape for the Tempranillo, this is now being separately bottled. The Alder Ridge Grenache is blended with 20% Syrah. It's a ripe, almost liquorous wine, with some alcoholic heat. Nonetheless, the Gramercy style, with an emphasis on acidity and minerality, along with tart red fruit flavors, comes through.
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: email@example.com.