Clearly a cut above the winery's regular Cab, this is just the second time in 10 years the winery has made a vineyard select. Loaded with sweet/tart berries, this concentrated, pure Cabernet turns up flavors of coffee liqueur and chocolate-covered espresso beans. Good structure and concentration keep it from being top-heavy with 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: email@example.com.