Ready after a short decant. Creme de cassis, plum jam, smoke, black raspberries, cedar, new leather, chocolate, earth, and violets on the nose. Tart cherries, black cherries, cassis, plums, licorice, spice, raspberries, earth, vanilla, and saline on the palate. Surprisingly nice acidity, fine integrated tannins, long finish. This was an impressive wine. It's big and modern, but also juicy and fresh. There's a mouthwatering aspect that coaxes you to take another sip. It mostly manages to hide the ample alcohol, and the oak doesn't seem out of control for the fruit. It was quite lovely with a rich braised beef dish.
Initially light young complex red fruits with toasty oak vanilla, intensifies after one hour decant and much better as the night went . The rich red fruits came alive. The cool terroir of Washington state really comes through in this wine.
Excellent deep, rich Cab blend. Has a nose of spice, chocolate and cassis. Dark fruits add to the cassis on the palate. Excellent structure, good acidity and refined tannins with a very nice medium length finish. Very enjoyable.
Has a very nice future to it --- dark purple, nice bouquet of spice, dark fruits and tar/cocoa, long finish, good acidity and structure. Lots of depth and purity. Should/may get much better, for now, outstanding, if just a bit young.