Consistently a fine value, the 2010 Walla Walla Valley Cabernet comes from the excellent Spofford Station and Lefore vineyards. This new vintage shows plenty of vanilla and coffee liqueur flavors around a core of black cherry fruit. The acidity balances out the oak perfectly. Drink up.
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.