Mixed in with the Syrah are small amounts of Merlot and Tempranillo. The structure is firm and carries generous acids, while the flavors suggest citrus and berry, vanilla and chocolate. It delivers a lot of pleasure for the modest 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.