A muscular Bordeaux blend that mixes 46% merlot, 31% cab franc, 12% cab sauvignon and 11% petite verdot. There's nice mid-palate concentration, showing black cherry, berry and currant. Just a hint of rubber ball, but the wine overall has an elegant profile, sleek and well put together.
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.