Weisinger's Bordeaux blend red is named after its Pompadour Vineyard. The '99 is a step up from the previous vintage; riper grapes and none of the veggie scents. An earthy nose of black fruits and ash leads into a tart, tannic wine that equally mixes flavors of grape and soil. —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.