Woodinville winemaker Ross Mickel loves to hunt, and he’s bagged several of Eastern Washington’s top vineyards — Alder Ridge, Ciel du Cheval and Klipsun — for this stealthy Cab. You can catch a scent of dusty Bing cherries, black plum, molasses, crushed walnut and a trail of alder smoke. It’s a bit of a bear on entry as black currant and black cherry flavors are met with chewy tannins before there’s a taming on the midpalate with pinches of black pepper, green peppercorns and anise in the finish.
Production: 1,000 cases
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