BFM stands for Blow Your Freakin' Mind, say the winemakers, whose marketing spin is to aggressively position their wines as ready to party. Nonetheless this four grape Bordeaux blend is priced to compete with serious and substantial wines from around the world, and in terms of flavor it does so competently. Though no Sangiovese is listed in the blend, it shows some of the high-acid and tobacco leaf qualities of that grape, and has a good mix of leafy herb, light red fruits, hints of leather and grippy acid throughout.
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.