The blend is two thirds Cabernet, 21% Merlot and about 5% each Malbec and Syrah. It's an easy-drinking wine, with a palate-pleasing spread of plum, spice, toast, cinnamon and chocolate. There is a suggestion of Walla Walla dust and the wine really expands into the glass (and on into the palate) if you give it a good hour to breathe.
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.