A Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault blend, L'idiot is similar to Gramercy's The Third Man, though somewhat greener and more assertively tannic. It benefits from decanting, showing good muscle and length. Given the cool vintage, expect stronger-than-average stem and herb notes.
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.