This Bordeaux-style blend of 35% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit Verdot is sharp-edged, with high-toned aromas of raspberry, strawberry and cherry. The underlying acidity brings a streak of citrus, and there are also light suggestions of barnyard and toast. It's a balanced and interesting wine, best consumed over the next few years.
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: email@example.com.