Originally intended as a higher end wine in collaboration with Long Shadows, this is now a sensational value. From an outstanding vintage, it's a Cabernet-dominated blend of grapes from top Washington vineyards. Supple, lightly toasty, layered with wild berry and chocolaty earth flavors, this is the wine to slip into a blind tasting of pricier blends.
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.