This mostly Cabernet Franc red blend is drinking beautifully right now, but it's got some real stuffing. The fruit is polished, plummy, and evolved; there are nice toasty hightlights and even hints of tobacco if you look. It drinks like a much pricier wine.
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.