Very dark dark and tight, this is an almost-complete Bordeaux blend (includes everything but the Petit Verdot) but it is dominated by the 87% Cabernet Sauvignon. Clean black fruit aromas open slowly into broad strokes of cassis, tar and earth. Decanting is essential.
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.