L'Ecole's Bordeaux blend feels a bit light in this vintage. The blend favors Merlot (57%), with Cab Sauvignon (39%) and Cab Franc (4%) filling out the rest. Forward and pleasant, it carries scents and flavors of light herb and alfalfa over pale strawberry preserves.
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: email@example.com.