This is one of the best values in Washington Wine.  From what used to be young vines in the Champoux Vineyard, these vines are no longer young.  Purple in color, ruby at the rim.  The nose has cassis, plums and black cherries with spice and slight char.  Full bodied.  On the palate, this is getting closer to peak.  Great fruits (Cassis and black cherries) with underlying scorched earth.  Complex, it unwinds in the glass.  Nice finish.  No hurry on this, it should drink great for the next ten to twelve years.  It drinks nicely on its own but will work better with food.  Roast Turkey would work well.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
92
Vintage: 
2009

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