This is the second time this has been made; a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, 8% Petite Sirah and 8% Mourvèdre. The blend works nicely, and the wine has a core of sweet black cherry and blue plum fruit. The name Redd (correctly spelled) is the term for a salmon nest, where the eggs are laid. Firm acids and light tannins frame the fruit nicely, with no excessive herbal flavors.
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.