A mix of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The two are blended and fermented together in barrels, from a vineyard east of Medford. The wine has pleasant herbal, grassy notes, and some very tart fruit.
From a very warm site in pear country comes this Cabernet/Merlot blend. It shows ripe fruit, dense tannin, and some dark, toasted-coffee notes. The forward fruit is appealing, but the wine falls off in the middle and finishes quickly.
Rather mute and compact in the nose, but don’t judge it solely on that. In the mouth, it remains a bit closed, but it opens up to show grip and solid black fruit. A sturdy, full mouthful is what you get in this good effort from a southern Oregon producer.