A polished, modern style, with alluring layers of plum sauce, black forest cake, blueberry, graphite and mocha. The ripe, rounded finish builds nicely, showing latent depth and length. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. 3,300 cases made.
Drink Dates: 2007-2008
Author: James Molesworth
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90
Ruby-red. Aromas of raspberry, currant, licorice and spicy oak. Suave on entry, then broad and fine-grained in the middle, with a sneaky intensity to the flavors of raspberry and spice. A tad medicinal and dry on the back half, finishing with fine tannins and some chocolatey oak. (Another bottled sampled in New York was darker in color and blacker in its aromas and flavors, with a more pronounced mineral and violet character, but came off as a bit musclebound and hard-edged. This bottle, which I rated 89+?, was in need of time to harmonize.) (Bordeaux Wine Locators, Tumwater, WA)
A blueberry and purple nose and inky purple in color. This cab syrah blend is delicious with dark fruit and pepper on the palate. Very well balanced acid and tannins. Needs one hour of air to open and has a long life ahead.
Drink Dates: 2008-2017
Author: Conrad K
Self | Rating: 91
Really nice, better than expected and starting to integrate. Another year or two will do this well.