Blended with 5% Grenache and 6% Mourvèdre. Raspberry and cherry and tart red fruits jump out; and the tannins remain young, hard and abrasive. This definitely needs some more bottle age; but it already shows fine fruit flavors that persist right through the young tannins.
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.