Loaded with pretty black-cherry flavor, this is a Cabernet-based, Bordeaux-style blend. Sourced from Klipsun, Red Willow, Olsen and Stillwater Creek, it shows a fair amount of stiff, slightly green tannins. The earthy subtext is all in proportion, and this plays like a young Bordeaux. Give it some extra breathing time.
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.