This mix of Pepper Bridge, Seven Hills and Ash Hollow fruit includes 16% Cabernet Sauvignon and a splash of Malbec. Two thirds of the barrels were American oak. Still resolving, it shows some chewy, herbal, slightly bitter edges around softer, moderately ripe and plummy fruit.
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.