This 100% varietal is blended from a mix of excellent vineyards, principally Candy Mountain. It delivers stiff, tart, elegantly proportioned red fruits, set in a frame of citrus and steel. Barrel aging in one-third new oak adds scents of cedar and spice.
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.