This is structured around pretty, clean, primary fruit flavors. It's forward and accessible, with dusty blueberry and pale black cherry most prominent. Pleasant drinking, though not as concentrated as the Apex Merlot.
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.