A blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc, this has an intriguing spicy accent that's reminiscent of fresh pine. It's front-loaded with generous blueberry fruit that's streaked with an anise note, flowing nicely into the polished tannins. This shows good focus and length.
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.