A blend of 45% Merlot, 45% Cab Franc and the rest Cab. The wine is compact and tannic, but not over-built or chalky. It clearly demonstrates the underlying iron and mineral character of Red Mountain, and despite its youth it drinks well with a bit of breathing time. This is a wine that should continue to evolve nicely in bottle for up to a decade.
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.