Pure Cabernet Sauvignon, with grapes from both Klipsun (Red Mountain) and Sagemoor (old vine) vineyards. The extra bottle age —four years after the harvest—has done wonders for this wine, and it is beautifully integrated and polished. An aromatic entry promises plums, cassis and blackberries. In the mouth some riper, figgy fruit flavors coalesce around barrel notes of toast and roasted coffee. Drinking well, but cellarworthy for another 6–8 years.
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.