This bold, vivid wine is 54% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc. The fruit is amazing—layers of red, blue and blackberries, seamless and compact, lead into accents of mineral and anise. The tannins are proportional and the oak is just a light seasoning. —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.