The vineyard source is Les Collines, with 15% Grenache and 5% Syrah in the blend. Tart and lacey, dotted with baking spices, showing surprising length for its lightness, this elegant Tempranillo from young vines has excellent structure and penetration. It finishes spicy and herbal, with a hint of stem.
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.