Tapteil, n. a. Yakama, narrow river, b. Red Mountain vineyard named for its site above the Yakima River where the Tapteilmin lived, c. Cadence blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc grown on Tapteil Vineyard.
"Starting the 2010s and a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc and 14% Merlot, the 2010 Tapteil Vineyard is a beauty! Fragrant and perfumed, it offers up a great bouquet of black and blue fruits, wild herbs and big floral and violet-like qualities to go with a full-bodied, voluptuously textured and rich palate. Layered, concentrated and brilliantly defined on the finish, this rock-solid Bordeaux blend has the fruit to be enjoyable now, yet will evolve gracefully for 10-12 years. "
The Wine Advocate
"Saturated, bright full red. A bit redder on the nose than the Ciel du Cheval bottling, with notes of raspberry and strawberry syrup accented by dusty minerality. Then fatter, richer and more powerful in the mouth, showing more breadth and texture than the Ciel but not quite the same floral cut. Concentrated red fruit and spice flavors are joined by earth tones on the long finish, which features strong, building tannins.
International Wine Cellar