Sourced entirely from Pepper Bridge Vineyard, this chewy, substantial Cabernet has deep and delicious cassis and berry flavors that are accented with sweet, toasty oak. It spent three years in tight-grain French barrels, bearing the espresso-laden depths to show for it. This is thoroughly delicious and ageworthy.
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.