A pure Cabernet, sleek and young, but already showing it has the stuff to age. Pretty cassis and black cherry fruit is framed in a smooth and compact structure with supporting acidity and judicious application of new (50%) and used French oak. Immediately appealing, but built for cellaring.
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.