This blend of six grapes is crafted from the left-over barrels in the multi-wine Long Shadows lineup. The 2011 version is one third Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, and the rest a mix of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Malbec. It's a pleasant red, ready to drink, a bit amorphous but with nice details of black olive, strawberry and sweet tomato.
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.