This is a Cabernet-dominated Bordeaux blend. It's got muscle and meat, plenty of red and black fruits, and interesting suggestions of fennel. The fruit and herb are nicely balanced and matched, giving the tannins an appealing herbal character that is not too green.
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.