Dark ruby-red. Superripe but not roasted on the nose, with aromas of cassis, blackberry, violet and dark chocolate complicated by mint and mocha nuances from the Malbec. Plush, rich, tactile wine with a distinct pyrazine character that should be transformed into tobacco in a few years, typical of the Pepper Bridge vineyard. At once creamy and juicy, this wine finishes with suave tannins and lovely sneaky length. Walla Walla's cool sites often perform very well in the warm years, and this is prime example.
Stephen Tanzer, Novembre 2018
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