As a whole, the 2018 vintage in Washington was warm with perfect weather conditions which lead to high yields and high quality. Every year, winemakers face the challenge of creating a wine that tastes well on release in addition to aging for years to come but in 2018 this was not an issue. Ripe and exuberant Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were the driving force in this wine (90%) with a very slight amount of Malbec and Merlot (5% each) to round it out. The three vineyard sites, McQueen, Lefore and Figgins each have their own soil characteristics that play a special role in the growing process. The wine was aged 67% new French oak barrels, with the remainder in neutral oak and Italian concrete.
On the nose, numerous aromas consisting of black fruits, wet rock and lead are released. Well balanced on the palate with chewy tannins and a long finish. 3,077cs produced