This Bordeaux-style blend includes Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Unusual scents of berry and egg lead to a palate whose flavors have not yet come together. The fruit is there, but the tannins hit a wall and seem to stop any further development. Further bottle age may help it open.
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.