There are distinct herbal scents mixed in with the flavors of cassis, blueberry and plum, which makes this rather lean cabernet feel a bit French. It's nicely balanced and long, with nuances of coffee, green tea, meat fat and vanilla. Complex and layered.
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.