Another single-vineyard gem, solid, substantial and sophisticated, though still quite young and tight. Fruit flavors hint at raspberry and pomegranate, along with graphite and dry, lightly chalky tannins. The mix is roughly two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cab Franc, 10% Merlot and a splash of Petit Verdot. The PV is a catalyst; it puts things in play and makes the wine jump.
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.