This Cab/ Merlot blend is a class act. Estate-grown fruit is aged in a mix of French and American barrels, 90% neutral. Such restraint is rewarded; the wine tastes like fruit rather than wood, and its gentle layering of berries, plums, cherries and herb is lightly accented with chocolate and cracker.
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.