Ripe to the point of smelling like Port, this is a wine for those who relish sweet flavors of raisin, cooked fig, and ultraripe tree fruit in their Cabernets. This has so much fruit it almost seems to have some sweetness. Drink this soon, while some youthful freshness remains.
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.