This is a slip of a wine, offering light plum and tart berry and firm acids. The tannins are proportionate and the wine neither reaches too far nor falls short on flavor. Cabernet at this price is generally thin, green and weedy; this one isn't.
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.