Just when you thought Doug McCrea could not make a better Grenache, he has. This year's blend, which includes 17% Syrah, simply has more muscle and more grip than ever before. The wine is loaded with concentrated berry preserves, then spiced up with pepper and minerality. Just the right amount of chocolate fills in the back end.
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.