The name refers to a French 8-line poetry format. Here are very pretty aromas, creating an elegant expression of Cabernet, approachable but not too light. The tannins are nicely rounded, the fruit retains its primary berry and cassis flavors, and wraps in a little bit of black olive also.
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.