Not your average mid-priced Merlot, this complex and well-crafted blend includes 12% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec. Young, sappy red fruits lead into a wine with depth and substance, annotated with highlights of citrus and steel. Nuances keep coming on... black cherry, licoriceq and iron filings. A delight.
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.