Tempranillo is carving out an important role for itself in southern Oregon. This young wine has a strong mineral streak around flavors of wild berry, citrus oil, and chalk. A light and lovely tobacco scent adds interest.
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: email@example.com.