This is three quarters Cabernet Sauvignon and one quarter Merlot, from McClellan Estate, Lewis and Seven Hills vineyard fruit. Keeping things simple, winemaker Rich Funk has crafted an open, appealing red wine loaded with flavors of raspberry jam and baking spices. It's fresh and balanced, a fine summer red for immediate consumption.
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.