Outstanding vineyard sources (Dineen, Gamache and Northridge) and a deft blending touch combine here in a supple, complex and beautifully balanced Cabernet Sauvignon. There are spotlights of fresh herb and peavine mingled among the broader flavors of wild berries, all with a toasty underpinning from 20 months in a mix of new, once-used, and neutral French oak. Drink now or cellar for another 6–8 years.
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.