At first this 100% Cabernet seems shut down, tight, but the supple mouthfeel suggests good things to come. Almost grudgingly it opens with compact layers of cassis, ash and rock. An ageworthy bottle.
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.