Syrah is three quarters of the blend, a great choice in a value-priced red. Tangy berry fruit leads into a snappy middle. Vanilla wafer adds some resonance to the finish. A fine everyday red.
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.