Entertaining and talented Rob Newsom wisely looked to the future with this work from some of the most historic and regarded Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the Columbia and Walla Walla valleys. Bacchus, Seven Hills and Wallula vineyards combine to form the foundation, but blending trials also led the Louisiana sportsman to include Champoux, Gamache, Hightower, Weinbau, Pepper Bridge and Windrow – the oldest commercial vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley. Complex aromas of smoky oak, blueberry, white pepper, lavender and vanilla extract lead to flavors of plum sauce and boysenberry jam, finished by elderberry and plum-skin tannins. Its broad shoulders and sinewy structure show there’s plenty in store for the road ahead.
Production: 1,200 cases
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