This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, scented with cassis and cherry, the fruit well integrated with leaf, leather and herb. In the mouth, it's smooth and chocolatey, with a scent of latex underneath. It needs a bit more time to resolve, but it's a rich, powerful and well-built wine.
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.