100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Kiona. Though a bit light for Red Mountain fruit, this is flavorful and shows some complexity. It marries tart red berries with streaks of tar, iodine and licorice, then moves into barrel flavors of mocha and butterscotch. The acids are sharp and feel adjusted, but may smooth out with a bit more bottle age.
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.