Plummy and ripe, this tannic, herbal take on Zinfandel is ready for near-term drinking. The red fruits mix berries, cherries and cranberry flavors, and there is plenty of chalky acid to prop it up. The alcohol is a moderate 14.5%.
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.