This is pure Cabernet, sourced from Ste. Michelle's Cold Creek vineyard. It's firm and solid, nicely styled and clean, pure and focused. It shows the definition and supple muscularity of the vineyard, with tight black cherry and blackberry fruit, enhanced with streaks of smoke, earth and licorice.
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.