Once again the winery's cheap “mutt” wine red blend is a jewel; full-flavored and complex and beautifully structured with no obvious faults. It's half Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec and 5% Grenache—a great mix of spice and power. Throw it against a steak, a burger, any beef dish and it will shine.
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.