This is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 10% Syrah. Deeply fruity, dark and juicy, with huge berry flavors, but there is more to it—the flavors dig deeper, going into earth and spice and olive and toast. The fruit is the star here, and it's amazingly young and still primary. Where will this go? It'll be fun to find out.
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.