Supple, complex and nicely layered, the Cabernet fruit really shines through this new release from Gordon Brothers. Cassis and blackberry meld into bitter chocolate, loam, caramel, pepper (from the addition of a little Syrah) and rock, an intriguing flavor stack that keeps your tongue on its toes. Good concentration and structure.
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.