Though it's 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, this includes small amounts of four other Bordeaux grape varieties. Aged in 30% new French oak, it's nicely detailed with dried herb, baking chocolate and a dash of cinnamon. Black cherry fruit anchors the core, and the impression is of an Old World style, with well-integrated herb and earth flavors.
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.