The blend is 78% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Malbec. The fruit carries a strong component of green, unripe herbs, along with some stemmy tannins. It could be perfectly enjoyable with a grilled steak, comparable to a rather ordinary Bordeaux.
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.