A dry, somewhat metallic, austere mouthfeel marks the entrance of this Cabernet. It has an Old World touch of musty dryness throughout, and the black cherry fruit seems to be drying out already. Flavors are succinct and contained. No blend is given, but it feels like a mix of grapes rather than just Cabernet Sauvignon. There's a slight herbal, spicy edge to the 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: email@example.com.