This 55/45 Cab-Merlot blend is a gem. The aromas are rich with blackberries, black currants and black olives; and in the mouth the two grapes are nicely balanced and full-bodied. Nothing wimpy here—this puts most other such blends to shame. You'll pick up a hint of licorice and a touch of herb as well.
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.