This is a great value in Washington Cabs.  When it was first being made, this was from younger vines in the Champoux Vineyard, hence the name.  Now the vines have a bit of age to them and the resultant wine shows more depth and complexity.  Purple in color.  The nose has cassis, boysenberries, spice, slight char and coffee.  On the palate, this has nice layers of cassis, char and earth.  Wonderful texture.  Light tannins.  Good finish.  This may still improve a bit but either way, it should drink well for another ten to fifteen years.  It will go well with a steak or roast.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93
Vintage: 
2012

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