These 667 vines are at the highest point in the vineyard and were the first to be picked. Putting nose to glass, we get strawberry, black raspberry, Rainier cherry, dried grass and balsa wood. Upon release in the spring of 2018 this wine was a bit stingy with the aromatics mentioned above. However, it has opened up and deepened a great deal over the past 10 months with plentiful rich dark fruit. That rich ripe fruit theme continues on the palate. Black cherry, blueberry and more of that black raspberry are balanced by vibrant acidity to make this a very compelling wine. The finish has lengthened with time in the bottle and is quite complex with that pronounced acidity keeping you engaged with this wine as the flavors and aromas fade ever so slowly.
Tasting note updated 2.28.19 - Alan
Cases produced: 71 cases
Vineyard: Cartograph Estate