Though I applaud and encourage the re-discovery of Grenache in Washington state, this oxidized, flat-tasting wine does little to encourage me. There is no trace of varietal character, just a soft, meek and generic red wine quickly going over the edge. A sweet, vinegary flavor ramps up in the 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.