This vineyard's Cabs have a way of fooling you; very young and tightly wound upon release, they often unfold into glorious Bordeaux-like wines after a decade or so. This is true to form: compact cassis and cherry fruit, hard tannins, and some nice espresso highlights exist, but need a lot more time to age. —P.G.
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.