Soft and pretty, in the well-established style of this Red Mountain winery. Hints of bramble and leaf annotate soft berry fruit flavors. The acids keep it fresh and a bit of Cabernet Franc (8%) gives it just enough tannic toughness to put a frame around the finish.
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.