This nonvintage blend is labeled by edition, this being the fourth. The mélange includes Syrah, Sangiovese, Montepulciano and a splash of Evolution white for a wine that's totally unique, and totally cool. Ripe raspberry and cherry-candy flavors also carry a note of fresh mushroom. The wine rolls into a darker, black-cherry component as it comes through the back palate. It delivers big flavors at a budget price.
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.