Walla Walla Vintners, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, 2002

I liked this wine a lot. Nice balance, lovely bright cherry aromas and flavors blended with a lively herbal touch and a tobacco bite. Certainly rich and forward, but in a balanced sort of way. Plenty of new oak shows throughout, but it manages to not go over the top. Compared to what's out there, it is worth the $40 price tag. A short term ager that will benefit from 3 to 5 years of cellaring.