All five Bordeaux grapes are in the blend, roughly 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot dominating the flavors. The vines average 30+ years. Tart purple fruits are set against spicy barrel flavors. The wine, still quite young, should continue to improve with bottle age. It's balanced and pleasant, though it pulls up a bit short.
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.