The companion to the Merlot-dominated Abbinare, Miscela has a bit more Cabernet Sauvignon, and adds a splash of Syrah to the otherwise Bordeaux blend. Some leathery aromas and distinct notes of black olive, earth and iodine keep this in the herbal rather than fruit-driven camp; the finish is drying out. Drink soon.
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.