In the nose, this 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Malbec, 10% Merlot, 5% Cab Franc blend offers a plush mix of black cherry, cassis and black olive. There is a slight hint of tanned leather, but not enough to dampen the sweet fruit. Smooth and open, forward and just plain delicious.
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.