With the influence of Phillipe Melka in the cellar (and all that his experience brings from Chateau Haut-Brion, Dominus, and Chateau Petrus), this Bordeaux blend is an age-worthy blockbuster.
Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2015 Red Wine checks in as a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot that spent a full 28 months in new and used barrels. Saturated purple-colored, with loads of spiced red and black fruits, smoked meats, graphite, and barbecue notes, this power-packed effort hits the palate with full-bodied richness, loads of mouth coating tannins, terrific depth of fruit, and a big finish. I wouldn't think about opening bottles for another 3-4 years and it will keep for two decades. Maturity: 2022-2042." Apr 2019
Winery: "Layered aromas of blackcurrant, rose petal, pencil shavings and graphite are infused with deep notes of cassis, tobacco leaf, cedar and thyme. The palate shows excellent textural depth with a concentration of both red and dark fruit flavors. Fine and persistent tannins, along with a dense and supple texture, make this a complete wine, with impeccable balance and energy."
|Varietal||50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot, balance Petit Verdot and Malbec
|Aging||28 months in 65% new French oak
|Region||Columbia Valley, Washington