Medium-bodied and supple, this pleasing blend includes 10% proportions of Merlot and Malbec, along with a little Petit Verdot. Tannins are sharp and slightly bitter, but with some more bottle age the tangy berry fruit flavors may compensate. Meanwhile, give it a lot of airing out.
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.