A Merlot-based red blend, aged in American oak (30% new), it's a real palate-pleaser. Strawberries and plums dance into a detailed wine with fine-grained tannins and a pleasing herbal streak. It would be hard to find a more party-friendly red.
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.