Spicy and bright, this blend of Cabernet and five other black grapes is a bit diffuse. A mix of berries and astringent tannins dominate, with black tea in the finish. Will show best with grilled meats.
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.