A fine effort from Fielding Hills, in a year in which the alcohol levels of their wines appeared to spike. This Cabernet retains the firm, compact character of previous vintages, with notes of graphite, earth and iron in a base of rich cassis. The tannins are polished and dense.
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.