Sourced from three excellent Yakima Valley vineyards, this Mourvèdre-dominated, Rhône-style blend has a forward, fruity mix of flavors, medium concentration and a peppery finish. The tannins are still a bit hard, but the overall balance is all in proportion. Give it extra time to breathe open.
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.