You can add this Castle Rock Cabernet to the growing list of value Cabs from Washington state. Dark, earthy and tannic, it compensates for the rusticity with black cherry, black tea and black licorice streaks. Just the ticket for a burger or flank steak.
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.