This blend of 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 52% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc is a jewel; sappy and seductive, loaded with cassis and boysenberry, tart and racy, and defined with sharp tannins. A strong and well-ripened herbal character infuses the red-fruit core, giving the wine length and style; it is just at the edge of showing some heat on the finish. Cellar for 8 to 10 years.
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.