Wilderness is Chris Sparkman's most affordable and most available wine, a mix of all the barrels and vineyards that go into his other reds. It is forward, loaded with mixed red and black fruits, and lusciously chocolaty. What it does not have is the focus of the other wines; this one's a lap dog, and wants to lick you all over.
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.