Blackberry, red plum, cedar bark, spice, mineral, marzipan, licorice aromas. Ripe black and red fruits on the palate, velvety mid-palate with firm and bright structure through a lengthy finish.
"This vineyard designate, showcasing the oldest vines from the oldest vineyard in teh Walla Walla Valley, piles on the details of earth, grape and barrel. There's cassis, blackberry and fig in generously layered profusion, along with substantial components of dried herbs, cedar and pipe tobacco. The exceptional complexity, balance and length make this a sure-fire candidate for cellaring until 2024 or more.
"Even better and an outstanding effort, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla opens up nicely in the glass with beautiful blueberry, black currants, damp earth and lead pencil like aromas and flavors flowing to a medium-bodied, beautifully balanced and rich Cabernet that possesses solid mid-palate depth and fine tannin on the finish. Aged 22 months in 40% new French oak, this beauty will drink nicely through 2023."
The Wine Advocate