This has a wonderful purity of flavor, with concentrated black cherry fruit, like hard candy. The tannins have a lightly herbal edge, with black tea and a hint of smoke. It's especially well crafted, concise and well defined for a Cab in this price range.
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.