Take two somewhat obscure, often-overlooked grapes, make a 50-50 blend, and voila—magic. Peppery, fruity, grapey, loaded with berries and dotted with spice, this delicious bottle has “summer” written all over it. Pour it at any barbecue and wait for the applause.
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.