On first opening the nose is full of rich dark fruit, black cherry, dusty brambles and leather. The palate is also bold and brash with dark cherry, hints of tart sour cranberry, black tea and a sweet red berry finish. One hour later the nose has taken on more character of pie and bing cherries mixed together with light semi sweet chocolate, spices and coffee bean notes. The palate is bulking up with black cherry and clove spices that linger to a cedar spiced slightly tart finish. One day later the nose is showing dusty red fruit while the palate is building slightly with dark red fruit, clove, menthol and a slightly spicy finish.
Washington state resident. Global citizen. Wine explorer. Bike racer. Exploring wines from around the world by comparing Washington wines to challengers from around the globe in weekly wine matches.