Principally Merlot, this also includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc and Sangiovese. It's a rich and complex blend, showcasing ripe fruit-preserve flavors in a mix of ash, toast, butter, caramel and coffee highlights. This forward, powerful vintage is drinking very well already, no need to wait.
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.