Old vine fruit from Sagemoor and Kiona blends with newer fruit from Ciel du Cheval. This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, and it opens up slowly. Layered and complex, it mixes leaf, herb, and somewhat dusty tannins over tangy, tight, immaculate red fruits. Needs breathing time and more bottle age, but it's elegant and well-crafted.
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.