This Redblend of 61% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cab Franc is always a fine value. This year's version is noticeably softer and more textured, sleek and well-made with highlights of light spice and herb. Through a smooth and lingering finish it adds notes of anise, graphite and slate.
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.