In a cool vintage such as 2008, grapes from this northern vineyard bring a lighter, more elegant style to the Gun Metal red. The blend is half Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, and 7% Cabernet Franc. Strawberry and cherry flavors are pretty but light, like good candy, with a gentle fade.
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.