Tart and tannic, with aromas that promise deep black fruits touched with smoky earth. A Merlot for Cabernet lovers, with a Cab Franc-like streak of coffee around powerful, dark fruit flavors of berry and cassis. Give this a lot of breathing time, or pop it in the cellar for at least five years.
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.