This is a pleasant red blend, mostly Merlot, with a splash or two of Cab and Syrah. Tart and young, it's nicely structured and spicy, with balanced flavors of herb and plum. Hints of cumin and Asian spices add further interest.
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.