#41 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011
Its elegant, old world structure and dense, dark fruit flavors show blackberry and plum with flavors of cassis, dark cherry, earth and savory herbs on a beautifully balanced finish.
This wine is a blend of five prestigious vineyard sites representing three unique soil types in the Walla Walla Valley. The diversity of soils exemplified in this elegant Cabernet Sauvignon results in added complexity, richness, and balance reflective of the vineyards themselves. Its old world structure, dense dark fruit flavors and elegant tannins exemplify the best of Walla Walla.
"Firm, focused and dense, with blackberry, cherry, sandalwood and grilled rosemary flavors, coming together seamlessly on the long, vivid finish. Drink now through 2018. 2,333 cases made."
Earthy & Spicy
Didn't like it nearly as much as the 2007 vintage. My love for the 2007 most certainly skews my 2008 rating. I prefer the old label.