Dark, sensual and loaded with spicy, smoky black fruits, this eastern Oregon-grown Cabernet offers thick, perfectly ripe flavors and smooth tannins. Still young and grapey, it finishes with dark expressions of coffee, cedar and roasted meats. Just 70 cases made. —P.G.
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.