The blend includes a splash of Syrah, but it's essentially Grenache in flavor, with a bit of funk. Brambly, juicy berry flavors roll into raspberry pie, with a streak of composted earth. It's tart, tangy and moderately complex—a great start for this young vineyard.
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.