A blend of 60% Cab Franc and 40% Merlot, this pleasant, screwcapped red is all estate grown and produced. It's a good, quaffable red, smooth and flavorful. It comes across as generic, in that it shows no specific identity, relating to grapes or terroir, that marks it as distinct from the myriad other red blends in the market. Just 220 cases produced.
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.