Pure Cabernet from Conner Lee, Stillwater and Gamache vineyards, this represents fine value. Dollops of herb and stem show the grape's varietal character, while the aging in French and American oak barrels brings robust flavors of bacon fat and toast. Firm black fruits hold down the core.
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.