An unusual nose sends up floral and citrus scents along with the expected wild berry and black currant. There is plenty of very ripe fruit here, but Klipsun Cab also has some of the darkest, chewiest tannins in the state, and here they are still slightly out of proportion with the fruit, which needs a lot ofbreathing time to catch up. The finish is a bit tough; chalk it up to youth and put this one away for a few years.
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.