This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Wallula vineyard, made by Gilles Nicault of Long Shadows. A tight, focused, pure, firm, classic Cabernet Sauvignon, it offers bucket loads of sweet cassis and cherry fruit, sculpted with crisp acids and polished tannins. A big, supple bottle that gracefully unwraps itself to show streaks of graphite, licorice, smoke and coffee; it could pass for a cult Cab from one of Napa's great boutiques.
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.