Hard spices—like black pepper—and brambly fruit, often the signature characteristics of Washington Cabernets, are all present and accounted for. Lively acidity and tannins make for pronounced black-fruit and coffee flavors. A little warm and tight now, it should soften over the next few years. Overall a solid, well-made red that only gets better as it breathes.
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Spanish and South American Editor
Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.
Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast,
where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE
and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.