Mostly Lemberger, with about 10% Syrah tossed in for spice. Lemberger has rarely tasted so good. The nose features waves of black pepper and brambly red fruits, the flavors are cherry, leaf and earth. It finishes crisply, without any rustic earthiness. —P.G.
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.