All estate-grown fruit, with 12% Cabernet Sauvignon included in the blend. Nicely defined, with sharp-edged tannins set against tangy berry and cassis. The coffee and bitter chocolate flavors are in good proportion and serve to further define the scope and scale of the wine; it's beautifully crafted and dense with nuanced fruit, earth, bark and tannin.
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.