Here's a value Shiraz that shows astonishing depth in the nose, with intriguing cedar, tobacco and vanilla notes wafting through. Sweet fruit leads the palate, with an interesting, leafy mix of tobacco and herbs after. Soft, with well-managed tannins, it's ready to go and a perfect everyday "go-to" bottle.
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.