Pure Cabernet Sauvignon, this brings full-on dark fruits, smoke, licorice and black-tea flavors into the core palate. Despite its power, the wine has a sculpted quality, a nice sense of depth, yet with immediate appeal. The tannins are polished and fine, the acids just right to give the wine crisp edges and focus.
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.