A well-mannered style, this ripe and expressive red plays its blackberry, plum and floral flavors gracefully against refined tannins on a medium-weight frame, with a lingering finish.
This Cabernet Sauvignon displays
pure dark red fruit aromas with a hint of sandalwood. It is light on the palate showing more oak than fruit and finishing with dry, slightly biter tannins.
"This is surprisingly fruit foward for a vintage that is often hard and unyielding. Big, ripe, round flavors of black cherry, plum, cassis and spices." - Paul Gregutt, August 2010
Aromas of dark berry and cigar box lead into a full bodied, textured wine with flavors of black cherry, cassis and cedar. Long and lasting finish of dark chocolate and forest floor.
- Vintage: 2015
- Varietal Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
- Appellation: Columbia Valley
- Grape Source: Quintessence, Shaw, Browne Family Estate, Blue Mountain Vineyard
- Harvest Date: September 12 - October 8, 2015
- Yeast: Andante
- Aged: 20 months
- Oak: 56% New French Oak
- pH: 3.84
- TA: 5.8 g/L
- Alcohol: 14.9 %