This value red is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. It's smooth and tastes of cherries, raspberries and salmonberries, with a nice kick from the natural acids. The tannins are lightly herbal and just chewy enough to add some welcome texture to the finish. Kamiak offers excellent flavor and vintage character for the price.
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.