Much the same blend as Rulo's Syrca (64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Syrah), this is softer and a bit further along the path to maturity, as it is nonvintage. The berry fruit is annotated with sleek streaks of graphite, toast and tobacco. It's just a bit chalky, so pair it with a fatty, juicy 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.