Kestrel 2003 Estate Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon (Yakima Valley)

Though I was not partial to the winery's 2002 Cab, this new vintage is moving in the right direction. It's still a very dry, austere, somewhat chalky enterprise, and the color and mouthfeel suggest that a little less extraction might bring out more of the elegance that is missing. But it is a firm, authoritative Cabernet, with just a splash of Malbec, that offers up everything from violets to black currant, dusted with dried herb. Paul Gregutt

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