A blend of 56% Cab Franc and 44% Merlot, this silky-smooth, mouth-coating wine offers lush fruit flavors of plum and strawberry, spicy and soft. Tannins are beautifully ripened. This is drink-worthy right now, but can be cellared for another half decade.
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.