Again in 2009, winemaker Casey McClellan has crafted a beautifully pure Cabernet Sauvignon from this vineyard. Soft and supple, focused and detailed, it's a riot of pastry-like berries and cherries, with a concentrated midpalate bursting with full-bodied flavor. It moves into a lengthy finish, with toast, tobacco, coconut and caramel highlights.
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.