This is 95.5% Cabernet and 4.5% Petit Verdot—a new twist. The wine is almost pure black, and made in a supersappy, rich, ripe, dense and saturated style—the currently fashionable mode. Thick, chocolaty and young, it tastes great, juicy and sappy, making this a real impact wine. Though powerful and raw, it is irresistibly vibrant and packed with gorgeous fruit.
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.