This five-grape Bordeaux blend was aged in 65% new French oak for 20 months. Smooth and complex, this is a sharp, spicy red wine loaded with bright fruits. Everything is nicely balanced and proportionate, and the flavors all there, just a little light and lacking the density of JM's best wines.
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.