The blend is 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. From the first sniff to the last give-me-more swallow, this broadly delicious wine is going to win a lot of friends. The pretty strawberry and cherry fruit is generously endowed with mocha and chocolate, but the barrel flavors are not overbearing. Not one for the cellar; enjoy this wine in the fullness of its youth.
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.