One third Petit Verdot, which really shines here, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon. The PV brings intense floral aromas, dense but supple tannins, the deep color and the cassis-laden fruit. Tarry, tannic, grainy and powerful, this is a potent wine with particular appeal to lovers of the Petit Verdot grape.
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.