Somehow through the magic of winemaker Peter Rosback this wine doesn't taste like a barrel sample. It's smooth, round, supple and packed with ripe fruits. Blend's blend is 42 percent syrah, 40 percent cabernet sauvignon, and 18 percent merlot; a combination that is becoming increasingly popular among Columbia valley winemakers. Ripe, primary fruit flavors show lots of raspberry and cherry, lightly coated with chocolate, cinnamon and mocha.
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.