Round and lush, the Sundance blend—half Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon—is made for early drinking. It shows appealing black cherry fruit, full and lively, and propped up with bright acids. The oak is generous and chocolaty, lingering through a smooth, silky finish.
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.