This is Elerding vineyard fruit and it has some good, juicy flavor upon entry. The downside is that it does not bring in any subsequent layering; the fruit is up front, sweet and simple, with some stiff tannins quickly following. Which makes it an easy-drinking, every day, all-purpose bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, but not up to its full potential.
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: email@example.com.