A pure, varietal Cabernet Sauvignon, from a mix of Walla Walla vineyards. With a great Cabernet vintage, a new consulting winemaker (Robert Smasne) and excellent fruit sources, Skylite Cellars hits a real high note here. Lush black cherry fruit is framed in ripe, chewy tannins; the wine is dense and textural, with hints of herb and alcohol at a moderate 13.5%.
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.