This Bordeaux-style blend is 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, and splits the rest among Merlot, Cab Franc and Malbec, sourced from six different vineyards. It's a lovely blend, balanced and judiciously earthy, with a mix of red and blue fruits. The blend and balance suggest that a decade of cellaring would not be too much.
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.