Champoux, one of the iconic Washington Cabernet vineyards, deserves its status and the attention that this all-Cabernet wine gives it. The wine has big, broad, rich flavors of black cherry, dotted with coffee, pepper and earth. The winemaking is solid, and the wine is nicely detailed, but the finish stops short.
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.