If you are looking for elegant, moderate (13.7%) alcohol and old vine Cabernet flavors, here is your wine. Astringent tannins and lightly herbal, earthy undertones set the stage for the complex midpalate. No fruit dominates, but rather a mix of cranberry and rhubarb, strawberry and pomegranate, along with streaks of caramel from aging in American oak.
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.