This is principally Cabernet, with just small amounts of Merlot and Petit Verdot in the blend. Still remarkably young and tightly-wound, it's showing tart cherries, violets and blueberries, along with bracing acidity and minerality. The finish is both elegant and intense, lingering long after the last sip.
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.