This follow-up to the winery's excellent '05 Tempranillo is soft and accessible, with light spice and supple acid. The blend includes just 5% Syrah (no Malbec this year). The fruit has an interesting component of peach and citrus, along with some fig and raisin. Nice balance in a relatively soft style.
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.