Though a bit pricier than its stable mate, the Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot, this Cabernet brings the same sort of fragrant, tightly sculpted fruit to bear. Black cherry, blackberry, black coffee and other sensuous flavors are crafted into a seamless, substantial wine that perfectly marries fruit, earth and herbal notes. Clean acids and lightly chewy tannins contribute further depth and texture.
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: email@example.com.