This blend of 72% Cabernet Franc and 28% Malbec is different from the debut 2014 vintage. It's a young stiff tannic wine, with tart cranberry fruit streaked with herbs and olives, all well-proportioned. Native yeast and neutral oak was used, with one-third done as a whole-cluster ferment.
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.