This very limited reserve bottling is half Gamache vineyard, half Champoux vineyard, and 100% Cabernet. Despite the outstanding pedigree, it lacks concentration. Pretty black cherry fruit mixes with dried leaf, bark and green tea tannins. Perfectly fine, just a little light.
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.