Surprising and delightful, this blend of Syrah and Merlot brings a complex mix of botanical highlights to a base of citrusy red-berry flavors. Notes of black pepper and granite-like minerality add more interest. The depth and persistence are remarkable in a wine at this price.
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.