Mostly Merlot, with Cabernet Sauvignon and a splash of Malbec filling it out. It's tannic and earthy, definitely accenting the herbal side of flavor, with a hint of pepper also. The mid palate shows some decent concentration.
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.