Innovation is a blend of 50% Sangiovese, and one-quarter each Barbera and Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in neutral oak. Though the blend is interesting, it remains generic, with dilute flavors of cranberry and strawberry. The earthy tannins wrap up a quick finish.
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.