There is an appealing, loose-knit openness to this wine, which is labeled Cabernet Sauvignon but includes 15% Merlot and some Cabernet Franc and Lemberger as well. Lemberger, you say!? Well, it adds a touch of grapey insouciance to the wine, which is fruity, forward, nicely balanced and easy to enjoy.
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.