There is nothing shy about this blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Thick and jammy, it showcases juicy, succulent fruit with a tart, youthful grip. It needs more time to soften and open up, but has the balance and the weight for cellaring.
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.