This Bordeaux-style blend is equal parts Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, aged in French oak. It's a tasty, forward, appealing wine with a juicy mix of red, blue and black berries. It offers a streak of red licorice and a drying, mineral-laced 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.