Not up to previous standards, despite the excellent vineyard sources of Seven Hills and Pepperbridge. This tilts strongly toward the stemmy, herbal side of Cabernet, with little in the way of fruit. Tannins are soft but turn bitter through the short finish.
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.