The blend includes 4% Grenache and 2% Viognier, which bring some lovely nuances to this spicy effort. Bright citrusy aromas lead into spicy wild red fruits. Whiffs of smoke, toffee and a bit of caramel add intrigue. Fairly light, but nicely rendered and persistent through a clean, refreshing finish.
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.