This stylish Cab is loaded with black olive and black fruits, all with a leafy edge. Still young, tannic and a bit hard, it has good, clean varietal character and good length. What it needs is more bottle age; all the right components are in place for a medium-term cellar candidate.
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.