It spends over 30 months in French and American oak, and emerges with more tannin, more density, but less bouquet and elegance than the other reds. Possibly a bit past its prime; it's a fine effort, just not the leap ahead in quality one would hope for, given the rest of the wines. This is 55% Cab, 30% Cab Franc, 15% Merlot.
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.