This is half Cab Franc, the rest an equal mix of Malbec, Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon. Blackberry and black cherry fruits fill the mouth, with just a hint of barrel toast and coffee grounds. Citrusy acidity buoys up the fruit and keeps the overall balance on point.
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.