This is pure Cab from two top Walla Walla vineyards, Spofford Station and Pepper Bridge. It shows polished and sophisticated winemaking, with big, brawny, smoky and edgy flavors. The fruit is spicy and tight, and it is wrapped in ash, graphite and stone. The fruit in this big but focused Cab peeks out from the darker mineral layers, tight and tart and saucy.
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.