This is a smooth, easy-drinking, chocolaty Cabernet. The ripe red fruit is laced with streaks of black olive, mushroom and loam. Barrel aging in both American and French oak (half new) brings in coffee and chocolate.
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: email@example.com.