Soft, spicy and complex, but also muscular; this Cabernet-driven Bordeaux blend may be the most complex of Cadence's three vineyard-designates. The wine has more heat and power than the other two, and I love the way the spice kicks in. There is considerable toasty and coffee flavor in it as well; all wrapped into a lush and harmonious, smooth and contiguous whole.
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.