Half Grenache and half Syrah, from Boushey and Upland, two of Yakima Valley's best vineyards. You rarely find fruit this good in a wine in this price range. Tart and sappy, bursting with raspberry and pie cherry tang, this well-crafted blend saw only neutral oak. Finishes with just the right hint of earth and dark chocolate.
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.