89% Cabernet Sauvignon 11% Merlot
100% new French Oak (Taransaud & Orion)
Cases produced 150 – Drink 2016 – 2036
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain AVA
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that spent 22 months in 100% new French oak. Big, massive and hedonistically styled effort that excels on all accounts, it gives up decadent aromas and flavors of licorice-laced plums, creme de cassis, violets and assorted wild flowers. Full-bodied, voluptuously textured and showing superb mid-palate depth and a terrific finish, it’s certainly approachable now, but will be better in 2-3 years and have two decades or more of longevity.
Wine Advocate – Jeb Dunnuck 95 points
“This was is a serious lineup of Cabernet Sauvignons by winemaker Chris Upchurch”
Seattle Magazine April 2012 issue — Best New Winery