Soft, luscious and bold, this velvety Cabernet brings great credentials, sourced from vineyards virtually adjoining Champoux. Don't look for Champoux-like density, but the black cherry fruit core is here, amped up with new French oak— and it handles it well. Roasted earth and black olive highlights add detail.
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.