The Serience Red is a southern Rhône blend of 42% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 11% Mourvèdre, 7% Cinsault and 5% Counoise. Though a new release, it comes out nicely aged, benefiting from some extra time in bottle. The flavors are round and fruity, and the wine has a sweet core of ripe red berries, baking spices and light herbs. The only disappointment is the finish, which tails off rather quickly.
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.