Half Cab Sauvignon, half Cab Franc, from two top vineyards (Champoux and Klipsun), this wine has improved dramatically since its initial release. Truly Bordeaux-like, it has fascinating streaks of lead pencil, tar and leather, layered and textured, behind supple, substantial cassis and berry fruit. Balanced and deep.
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.