Cadence winemaker Ben Smith introduced two new wines this year. This is the “Left Bank” Bordeaux blend, Cabernet Sauvignon dominated, with spicy black fruits and early hints of pencil lead, earth and herb. Right now it is young and tight, the fruit hard and compact, and its long term development difficult to evaluate.
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.