This is Dunham's Bordeaux blend, but not their top wine. It's a well-crafted mix of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 13% Cab Franc, with medium-bodied, mixed berries and red fruits. Barrel flavors of mocha and toast are layered in, and there are some definite traces of herbs and earth—very Bordeaux-like.
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.