Though it's unusually low in alcohol for Cabernet, this offers extra aromatic complexity as a bonus. Black tea, menthol, pepper and cherry fruit scents and flavors mingle well. It's forward and backed with juicy acidity, topped with a hint of orange peel.
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.