The blend includes all six Bordeaux red grapes and is sourced from four vineyards in four different AVAs. But what could be a mish-mash is a complex, fragrant, attractive red blend, that takes the best of each vineyard and crafts a wine that uses them all wisely. It is totally a Washington take on a Bordeaux-style blend, with potent fruit flavors expanding the mid-palate. The herbal and earthy character of Bordeaux is well represented, and whatever new oak the wine may have seen is well in the background.
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.