The blend includes 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc, which adds some nice texture to the nose. It's very ripe and somewhat alcoholic, with straightforward, jammy fruit balanced against firm acids and tannins. Big, bordering on rustic, and delicious.
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.