The blend is 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 4% Cab Franc. This is a fairly light, well-crafted wine, with strawberry and watermelon fruit, good balance and surprising length. It stresses elegance over power, but makes a good impression. —P.G.
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.