Also labeled the Artist Series, this blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah sports 15.6% alcohol. It's sweet, earthy, and tannic, with a rough, herbal flavor. The sweet, almost sugary fruit has not integrated thoroughly with the barrel flavors and rough tannins. Give it breathing time and/or a few more years in the cellar.
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: email@example.com.