One of the stars of Washington wines.  Purple, ruby at the rim.  The nose is really interesting.  It had a spiciness which seems quite unique.  Also some black cherries, kirsch, and toast.  On the palate, this is still tannic.  Plenty of black cherry fruit though, so this should continue to develop.  Medium bodied.  Plenty of ripeness here but not over the top.  Some heat on the finish.  It drinks well now, but seems like further improvement is likely.  Needs bigger foods to pair with.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94
Vintage: 
2005
Current Price: 
$110.00USD

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