The Mayor is the winery's most unusual blend, a mix of Bordeaux and Rhône grapes that's aged for 21 months in French, eastern European and American oak barrels. It's a mélange of flavors, but the barrel notes take over in the form of pretty baking spices that don't quite mask the green and raisiny fruit. Best to drink soon.
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.