This is pure Cab, from Wooded Island and Inland Desert vineyards. Sappy and tight, it opens with some notes of Band-Aid® and a very tart, astringent mouthfeel. There's good fruit here, but it's wrapped into a stiff and somewhat plastic base that doesn't feel as if it will go anywhere good.
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.