This wine lacks definition and focus, despite being pure Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruit is very light and thin; the smoky, oaky barrel flavors almost overwhelm it. The finish is tart and slightly green, without any weight or varietal power.
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.