The nose shows hints of complexity, with fresh but ripe red fruit, balsamic notes of black pepper, a layer of toasted, smoky oak notes of coffee that needs to be integrated, and a remarkable absence of herbaceous notes, especially for a cold vintage like 2011. The tannins are extremely fine, silky, and velvety, the flavors are pure and defined, with great intensity and balanced acidity. This doesn-t look like a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, it-s getting closer to a wine of terroir. This is a great wine that should get even better in the future as the vineyards mature and the mix gains complexity. They produce 8,000 to 12,000 bottles of this wine.
(WA – Jun 2014)