Half Cabernet Sauvignon and half Syrah, this is still young, stiff and not quite pulled together. The cool, attenuated vintage left the fruit on the green side, with green olive and briary berry notes. It's well-crafted and further bottle age could boost the score.
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.