Styring also makes a wine called Reckless, so you get a sense of where this unusual blend is coming from. Big cherry fruit is adorned with notes of citrus and pine needle, and one senses that the addition of 10% Petit Verdot has stiffened up the finish. If you had to describe it, it's Pinot Noir on steroids, with all that implies.
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.