Tasted at 57-63 degrees on the IR temp gun.
Dark. Extracted. Youthful garnet edge reveals the tale of a meticulously crafted debut wine after a trial of vintages that didn’t make the cut. Aromas of dried black currant, charred earth, black truffle, and grilled Walla Walla onions in Snake River blackberry reduction set the presentation of a buffet of nettle, black fruits, allspice, black olive, black licorice, black cherry, black plum, Cohiba Siglo VI, smoked raspberries, and a sweet kiss of oak. A wine built for the next two generations to enjoy.
Alcohol: 14.7%. Columbia Valley AVA. 2259 bottles. Unfined and unfiltered. Power: 4/5. Balance: 4/5. Depth: 4/5. Finesse: 5/5. Rated: 97. Value: $125. Paid: $75. This is WAwineman… uncorked, uneducated but not uncouth.