This new Rock Island Red blends 50% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet Franc—a Meritage style with a beguiling blend of herbs and cherries. Sharp aromas include licorice and smoke; if the fruit had just a little more weight and depth this could compete with much pricier wines.
Bottle Size750 ml
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Reviews wines from Oregon and Canada.
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.