Owner/winemaker Chris Camarda is one of four winery owners (along with Quilceda Creek, Powers and Woodward Canyon) who are partners with Paul Champoux of what is arguably the top vineyard in Washington.
Using grapes from vines with an average age of 30 years, Camarda has blended four Bordeaux varieties into this wine: Cabernet Sauvignon (43%), Cabernet Franc (39%), Merlot (11%) and Petit Verdot. The result is a wine that is plenty bold in its youth and should age remarkably well. It opens with aromas of black tea, Dutch chocolate, dates, figs and toasted marshmallows. On the palate, it reveals flavors of mulberries, Belgian chocolate and dark fruit, all backed by bold tannins. If your child was born in 2009, here’s a candidate for an age-worthy wine to serve in another 18 years.
- Price: 60
- Rating: Recommended
- Cases: 64
- Alcohol: 14.5%