This was subtle fruit with earthiness. This seemed to be like a wine from Bordeaux rather than Washington. Not sure where in Bordeaux, somewhere north, but this was really good. The subtle fruit and earthiness has a bit of pencil lead and, perhaps, some cedar.
P&P 1/2 bottle 1st night... nice dusty nose, cassis, & some cedar. Surprisingly medium bodied with a tight core of tannins... hid the fruit & never let up. 2nd day... everything smoothed out & pure dark friut came forward. This should sleep just bit longer to allow tannins to integrate.
Opaque core with some red bricking around the edge. The nose is a fantastic mix of dark fruit & cedary oak. Aromatics are just off the charts. Full bodied w/ trademark Tapteil structure. This got a 90 minute slow ox- poured into glasses & the rest breathing in the bottle.
This is drinking like a solid St Estephe. Dark plummy fruit underpinned with some cherry & more oak accents. The wine has sneaky intensity it starts straightforward, but then lingers with bright acidity from the Merlot & Franc. Tannins are certainly present, but with our grilled ribeyes, quite welcome. This could lay down for more time, but is offering a ton of pleasure right now.
A little underwhelmed. The cork looked like it may have had an issue though. Paired well with steak, had some initial heat that never completely dissipated. Overall still drinking like a very young wine.
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(Cadence Winery Red Wine Tapteil Vineyard Red Mountain) An alluring wine with high toned raspberries, cranberries, earth, sea breeze, and floral notes. On the palate, a deeply powerful wine with incredibly polished tannins and gracefully textured fruit flavors. Give it a minimum of two years or an extended decant to see it at its finest. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Franc. 14.4% alcohol.
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