A rich and smooth vintage for Abbinare, once again a Bordeaux-style blend that is half Merlot, and roughly 20% each Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Purple fruits are swathed in milk-chocolaty tannins. It's full, firm, dense and immediately appealing, with aftertastes suggesting graphite and vanilla.
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.