It's 100% Cabernet, sappy, supple, silky and lush. It coats the palate and saturates the tongue with wild berries and black cherries. The oak is well-integrated and the extra time in bottle has melded it all together. Some lovely spice comes into the finish, along with coconut, vanilla cream and chocolate. Thoroughly delicious.
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.