This is only the sixth vintage that the Vineyard Select has been produced. Spicy and tightly built, this dense effort is made from Cabernet Sauvignon that was sourced from three Walla Walla vineyards. Notes of fig, cassis, chocolate, coffee and fresh earth are enlivened by a hint of citrus rind. All in all, it's a complex, well-appointed showcase of fabulous 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.