The blend includes 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Malbec. A scent of egg and an herbal edge diminish the fruit somewhat. A peppery berry note and stiff tannins come with a green tea edge, suggesting that this is just on the edge of ripeness. Perfectly fine for a steak dinner.
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.