This companion to the winery's “Right Blend” is two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon, the rest an even mix of Merlot and Cab Franc. It's still a little stiff, lightly leathery, and shows a streak of green in the finish. But inside is some good Red Mountain material. A good decanting helps to open it up.
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.