This pure Cabernet is almost jet black in color, displaying full-on aromatics of bramble and berry, suffused with earth and herb. Tannins are muscular and beautifully honed. Decant and let it breathe a few hours; the fruit expands with lush flavors of wild blackberries and cassis, dappled with light herb, and moving into a rich finish of clove, chocolate and espresso.
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.