This wine often retails for less than the listed price, which already qualifies it as a Best Buy. Consistent whatever the vintage may bring, this is a fruit-driven, spicy Cabernet with plenty of vanilla and tobacco highlights. A splash of black cherry cola carries it through a full-bodied finish.
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.