With plenty of consumer-friendly vanilla/tobacco flavors, this value Cabernet also brings in dark fruits—blackberry and cassis. The tannins have been smoothed out a bit, though they still carry a little bit of a stemmy edge. A good everyday choice for that burger.
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.