More than 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a blend of grapes from 10 different vineyards. The wild interplay of such diverse sources works; the wine is maturing nicely, with a rough and tumble mix of pastry fruits, brown sugar, mocha, espresso and dried leaves. It's remarkably flavorful, distinctive and ready to drink now.
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.