A Meritage blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cab Franc and small amounts of the other three Bordeaux grapes. Spicy, earthy and complex, this young wine needs further bottle age to pull all the components into focus. The dark, muscular fruit is set against sweet Asian spices. Tannins show a streak of green tea, and the finish turns a little sharp.
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.