Melange is Waterbrook's blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (41%), Merlot (32%), Sangiovese (14%) and Cabernet Franc (13%), and it's a lot of wine for the price. There's plenty of rich cassis/berry fruit, lots of toasty oak, and a beefy, firm weight to the wine that speaks of power. On the downside, there is some stemminess, tough tannins and a green flavor to the finish.
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.