This wine had a shy nose when released last year like the 667 but it is now full of warm fresh-baked cherry pie, strawberry and violets swirling in the glass. These aromas mix with more earthy notes of dry hay and white pepper. It’s also a little lighter on the palate than the 667, with tighter tannins. Bing cherry is the standout flavor that arrives right away on the palate, with a slightly herbal finish that gives way to cut cedar very late on the finish. The tannins are still pretty tight on the finish but are starting to soften. This wine has barely changed over the past ten months and it continues to show great promise for aging.
Tasting note updated 2.28.19 - Alan
Cases produced: 69 cases
Vineyard: Cartograph Estate