A classic Meritage, with all five Bordeaux grapes in the mix. While stylistically in line with other Powers reds, this is the most graceful in its handling of the fruit and application of new oak. Flavors run to cherries rather than raisins, figs rather than prunes, and delicious baking spices create a lightly confected, sweet-tasting finish.
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.