This is a 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Cab Franc blend. Big, heavy and thick, it carries a lot of smoky oak flavors and some rough tannins right now. Time may smooth it out.
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.