It's 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, one third Merlot and the rest Cab Franc. This wine seems to be less than the sum of its parts, showing volatility on the nose and roughness in the tannins. The mixed flavors include unresolved herb, banana and pickle barrel—and yet these disparate components may well compose themselves with a bit more time.
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.