This Cab Franc-Merlot blend is beautifully aromatic, with sappy fruit flavors in a clearly identifiable Cayuse style. Rich strawberry-inflected fruit, sour cherry (griotte), dried herbs and a lightly salty texture infuse a wine that also packs in plenty of the earthy, compost character of Cayuse. Tannins are already beginning to age into a finish with black tea highlights.
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: email@example.com.