A blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot and 4% each Malbec and Petit Verdot, this brings seductive baking spices, cinnamon and more, all of which elevate the aromas. In the mouth come fruit flavors of ripe strawberry and plum, with hints of red licorice and a pretty sandalwood note. The flavors spread evenly across the palate with a generous and spicy tang; then linger gracefully, inviting the next sip immediately.
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.