Just two barrels were made of this Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot blend; each bottle is hand-numbered. As you would expect from this fast-rising Walla Walla winery, it is high-powered, full-flavored, and balances its ripe, tangy cherry fruit with plenty of chocolatey oak. Tannins are just slightly green, and some earth and bark accents highlight the finish.
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.