The companion to the Hombre blend, this is 80% Malbec and 20% Syrah. The pairing works nicely, with the Syrah bringing details of anise, pepper and coffee. The wine has decent grip and definition, along with a pretty, toasty top note.
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: email@example.com.