Okay, Idaho Cabernet is never going to be an easy sell. But new winemaker Chuck Devlin is a talent, and he gives this wine a distinct core of sweet black cherry fruit; not big, but perfectly ripe. It's set in a slightly earthy framework of root and rock, with a lightly chalky finish. —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.