This 100% Cab inverts the formula of the winery's other two reds, blending vineyards rather than varieties. About 45% comes from Boushey in the Yakima Valley, another 45% from Artz on Red Mountain, and the rest from Destiny Ridge in the Horse Heaven Hills. It is the most fruit-driven and forward of the three, and the well-matched vineyard blend puts the focus on the varietal character of the grape, using the different terroirs to create a complete wine. Very sophisticated handling of the different lots creates a whole that is worthy of its parts.
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: email@example.com.