An equal split of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this wine opens with aromas of high-toned dried and fresh herbs and leaves, with red and black fruit lurking in the background. The palate is chock full of brooding black-fruit flavors, with this vineyard's often burly tannins there but in check. Still, some cellaring will be rewarded. Best after 2020.
In addition to his work at Wine Enthusiast, Sean P. Sullivan is the founder of Washington Wine Report, a site dedicated to the wines and wineries of the Pacific Northwest that has twice been named ‘Best Single Subject Wine Blog’ by the Wine Blog Awards. Sullivan has authored over 100 print articles on Northwest wine. He resides in Seattle, Washington.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.