As usual, Merlot is the bulk of the blend, with Cabernet Franc and a splash of Petit Verdot. There is a strong streak of citrus running through the core of the palate, giving it an acid spine. Tart red fruits, lightly spiced, lead into firm but polished tannins.
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.