Sourced from Stillwater Creek, Copeland and Dineen vineyards, this Bordeaux-style blend is roughly half Merlot, one quarter Cabernet Franc, and the rest a mix of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Plum and black cherry fruit flavors are set in a mocha-and-dark-chocolate frame. Smooth and well-defined, it finishes with bourbon barrel highlights.
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.