65% Merlot 35% Cabernet Sauvignon
100% new French Oak (Taransaud & Orion)
Cases produced 225
Aromas of bright cherries, sandalwood, bramble berries and cassis. There is also an array of spices including rosemary, thyme and cracked black pepper. Hedonistic yet incredibly structured. This Merlot dominant wine is concentrated and long in the finish. and is already showing well and will continue to develop for 7-10 years.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - (91-94 points) Barrel Sample
" A new wine made from two-thirds Merlot and one-third Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2015 Counterpart offers beautiful notes of plums, graphite, black cherries and dark chocolate. Pure, surprisingly structured and full-bodied, it’s a big, rich 2015 that stays fresh and lively on the palate and is going to impress with short-term cellaring." Jeb Dunnuck
Dr. Owen Bargreen of Washington Wine Blog - 93
A compelling blend of 65% Merlot with the remainder Cabernet Sauvignon, the ‘Counterpart’ opens with a bouquet of toasty oak with red bell pepper, red cherry preserves and shades of mocha aromas that fill the glass. Silky smooth on the mouth, the wine shows really good elegance. Black and red fruit flavors dance with a great sense of minerality. A long-ager, this will continue to evolve for the next fifteen plus years. Drink 2019-2033