With its floral aromatic qualities, combined with its inky hue and powerful structure, this limited-production wine is truly special. Now in its eleventh release, it continues my celebration of what is now four decades as a Washington Winemaker. The wine is intensely dark in color with aromas of lilacs, pie cherries, black raspberries, musk and cedar arising generously from the glass. As the wine enters the mouth full flavors, tannins and acidity are evident while the finish is smooth and long.
Aerating the wine by decanting helps bring out the layers of fruit and spice on the nose and palate. Serve alongside rare steak with roasted onions and tomatoes.
Petit Verdot (55%), Cabernet Franc (19%), Merlot (10%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%), Malbec (6%)
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