This interesting Cabernet combines brambly berry fruit with a streak of maple syrup. Aged 22 months in a mix of French and American oak (roughly half new), it has picked up a hint of pickle spice along the way. Flavors are nicely integrated and work well together on the lasting finish.
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.