A supple and polished Bordeaux blend (40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot) that features cassis and blackberry fruit. It's round and forward, with pretty floral aromas from the Petit Verdot. The tannins are polished and the wine carries its 14.6% alcohol without a hint of heat or burn.
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.