This prototypical Walla Walla mutt red is half Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest a mix of Syrah, Merlot, Cab Franc, Sangiovese and even a bit of Carmenère. Lush, fruity and forward, it's got a little bit of everything going for it flavorwise as well: berries, cherries, cassis, coffee, chocolate, vanilla bean and cinnamon. All good stuff, schmoozed together and thoroughly delicious.
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.