Alone among a lineup of pure single-varietal reds, this reserve-level Meritage blend shows ample fruit, with juicy citrus and sour-cherry flavors. The blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, filled out with Cab Franc, Merlot and Malbec. Chalky acids dominate a short finish.
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.