Here the blend is 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. There's a lot of toasty oak, with layers of chocolate and coffee all through the nose. Oaky but delicious, it's a straightforward wine with good balance, sweet red pomegranate fruit, and a lush, chocolatey 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.