Here is another stellar effort from Cadence, with the control and precision that begins to show why Washington should emulate France more than California. This does not have the sheer weight and tannin of the Klipsun, but it compensates with an underlying minerality and a sinuous core of ripe but not too ripe red fruits. Complex and understated, this is a wine for fans of subtlety and elegance.
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.