The Upland Vineyards are in the heart of the Snipes Mountain AVA, a subregion of the listed Yakima Valley. This almost (98%) pure Cabernet has a peppery note, speckled through bright flavors of berries and black currant. There's a suggestion of moist earth, but the fruit is really the star here.
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.