The winery calls this their Artist Series signature line. It's an unusual blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Pinot Noir. The red grapes meld together into a strawberry/raspberry compote, with licorice and tobacco highlights. It's spicy and sharp, with a candied, red licorice finish, and some chalky acids.
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.