Boudreaux has set a consistent house style in place, and it is best described as extremely smooth, chocolaty and soft. The Cabernet has more concentrated plum, black currant and cherry flavors than the Merlot, and here the oak lends some distinct Bourbon barrel scents rather than pure milk chocolate. Medium-bodied and easy-drinking, it's made for near-term enjoyment.
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.