Half Grenache, 40% Syrah and the rest Mourvèdre, all sourced from vineyards in the Royal Slope region. Exceptionally fragrant, with appealing plummy, juicy blueberry and cherry fruit. A hint of leather does not detract, though it seems to toughen up the tannins with a touch of bitterness in the finish.
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.