Soft, smooth, rich and supple, this delicious blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc also includes a dash of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. There's loads of black cherry and blackberry fruit flavor, but beyond that the wine shows real stuffing. It gently evolves in the mouth, opening up to reveal layers of tobacco, cherry, tar and light smoke.
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.