This is right down the center of the house style—plenty of new oak, deeply fruited, dark and smoky, with high alcohol and a strong, smoky bourbon barrel flavor. It's a classic steakhouse wine. Some high-toned fruit puts it all in focus. For those who love big, tannic, oaky Cabs, this one delivers.
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.