This has the lift and berry-loaded kick of a young Côtes-de-Rhône, but without the texture or herbal detail. It's all up front, a mix of berries and vanilla wafer, sure to please if you don't look for too much beyond that. Serve it up with simple grilled foods.
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.