Syrah makes up 70% of this blend—the rest is Cabernet Sauvignon. It's a fine, focused effort that's smooth and immediately drinkable, with flavors of dried herb, dark chocolate and pretty blueberry pastry. The soft, smooth tannins encourage near term consumption.
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: email@example.com.