This single vineyard, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is a well-made expression of both grape and site. The vineyard shares some characteristics with Spring Valley, a flavor of sweet grain that permeates the raspberry/cherry/cassis fruit. It's balanced and reasonably complete, sliding gracefully into a finish that adds whiffs of smoke and bitter chocolate.
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.