This pure Cabernet starts well, with ripe, tart blackberry and cassis flavors. It fills the mouth quickly, then turns a bit chalky when the finishing acids hit. Nonetheless, an easy-drinking red for near-term consumption.
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.