Broad and toasty, the 2008 Andreas is pure Cabernet Sauvignon from the Wallula Vineyard. Lush plum and cherry fruit is set against generous, toasty new oak. Nuanced highlights of herb, rye seed and even a dash of cayenne peek through on the finish. The wine spent a full year in bottle prior to release, but could certainly age for another decade or more, and is likely to improve significantly.
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: email@example.com.