Low-cropped (2.1 tons/acre), well-drained, eastern Oregon fruit gives exceptional structure and intensity to this fine Merlot. The nose is a rich mix of fruit, meat and smoke. Loaded with black cherry and blackberry fruit, spiced up with toasty oak and hints of herbs. Just 330 cases made.
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.