This Bordeaux blend sends up lovely, mixed scents of perfectly blended fruits, light toast, light herb and earth. The oak is a nice accent to the firm, well-structured core. It's still youthful and tight, and will require some decanting and breathing time to reveal itself fully. The blend is slightly more than half Cabernet Sauvignon, the rest Merlot, Cab Franc and a splash of Petit Verdot.
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.