Supple and firm, the only word for this exceptionally smooth, sexy Cabernet is suave. It's delicious and silky, pure varietal, blended from a mix of top vineyards. The wine is a portrait of grace and power, folding its berry and cassis fruit into layers of smoke, toast, ash and char. A suggestion of cigar runs through the finish, and this is a wine that is sure to reward further cellaring.
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.