Oregon Lagrein has to be about as rare as it gets. It's almost jet black, yet just 10% alcohol. It's a dark musky tannic wine, yet dilute and acidic, with little fruit flavor. Best paired with a burger or flank steak.
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.