This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is all old vine. Despite its substantial alcohol, almost 15%, the wine is still showing some lean hints of green bean. Mixed in are wild berries and plenty of oak, adding toast and smoke and spice. Black olive, black tea and coffee grounds come through in 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.