The blend includes a hefty 22% Syrah, but the varietal stamp of the Mourvèdre shines through. Red plum, truffle and smoke are joined by a streak of vanilla. It's attention-getting and distinctive, dense and velvety. A wine to pair with wild game or smoked meats.
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.