This is the bottle you want on your table if the night is calling for burgers, flank steak, tri-tip, Mexican, Southwest—in other words, food that is hearty, spicy and satisfying. The 2007 blend included old vine Zin, Resonance Pinot Noir, Baby Poux Cabernet and more. Peter Rosback isn't saying what's in this 2008, but you won't care once you slug down the first glass. It's just pure deliciousness, cherries and chocolate galore.
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.