All five Bordeaux grapes are included in this Merlot, a substantial and well crafted wine with bright berry and cassis flavors front and center. Good complexity for the price, with olive, dust, mocha and caramel in the mix. Tannins are balanced and slightly grainy, with good length through the 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.