Slightly high-toned and sharp, this Bordeaux-style blend of 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc was aged in a mix of French and American oak. Cherry cola flavors, with a dash of sassafras, are highlighted with hints of toasted walnuts. It's a good value, a bit tannic, but drinking nicely right now.
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.