A proprietary Cab/Pinot/Nebbiolo blend. Flavors are light and the tannins are tough: a grapey, cherry-candy start that finishes with serious toast and tannin. The mid-palate simply isn't there, and can't support the thick, tannic 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.