This is just three quarters Sangiovese, with 13% Syrah and 11% Cabernet Sauvignon (the most ever) added. Dark, silky, young and tart, it is packed with berries, cranberries, pie cherries and a dark streak mixing coffee and black pepper. This is quite young, tight and yet polished.
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.