From the estate vineyard, this is a blend of three-quarters Cabernet Sauvignon, with the rest evenly divided among Cab Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Lovely aromatics introduce a sleek, tightly wound wine with crisply defined berry fruit, good tannins, and hints of clean earth. It was aged in 50% new French oak barrels.
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.