A beautiful nose introduces a Cabernet built upon clean, precise, supple yet muscular fruit. This is a really nice bottle, still quite youthful, with beautiful primary fruit scents and flavors. The barrel tannins still need to soften up a bit.
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.