This Cabernet from the estate's Waliser and Yellow Jacket vineyards has been blended with about 7% Pepper Bridge Malbec. As with Beresan's other 2004 releases, this is well made but significantly lighter than previous vintages. The fruit tastes of pretty strawberry and cherry with a hint of bell pepper; the oak adds a dusty cinnamon and mocha note to it. It's all proportionate and very well made, just not showing the customary depth and detail.
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.