Sharp and spicy, this blend of Mourvèdre, Grenache and Cinsault leaves a slightly yeasty finish. The three grapes seem a bit at odds, not entirely comfortable in the same bottle. A second bottle was tasted, and the fruit flavors—especially from the Grenache—proved to be more focused and pure.
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.