Smooth, ripe, and scented with a mix of raisins, cherry compote and baking spices, this forward, fruity Cabernet Sauvignon reaches almost 15% alcohol. If this level of fruit ripeness is your preference, this is the wine to buy. The finishing tannins are chewy and the wine shows noticeable alcoholic burn.
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.