Not sure a Syrah/Baco Noir/Dolcetto/Merlot blend has ever been done, but here it is. Sharp with spicy rhubarb fruit and a leathery undertaste, this rustic, earthy wine is plenty flavorful and wild. Suggestion: chill it, serve it in tumblers, and appreciate its wildness with a smoky rack of grilled ribs.
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.