Fragrant with pleasant whiffs of barnyard, leather and spice over firm cassis and pomegranate fruit, this shows lots of penetrating flavor as well. Tart cranberries and clean, nose-tickling scents of fresh roasted coffee suggest a much pricier Cab. There's just a hint of green to the tannins, but overall a very nice effort.
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: email@example.com.