More fruit forward than most Washington Cabs, it nonetheless has the structure and depth of pricier wines. Blackberry, black cherry, cassis and coffee swirl into a substantial finish. Tannins are tight and add just enough depth, while the riveting acidity and moderate alcohol make this more of a Bordeaux than a California style.
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.