Kent and Allison VanArnam grow four Bordeaux varieties across their quiet estate in the Rattlesnake Hills, and Branden Seymour — a product of Central Washington University’s global wine studies program — has turned this six-barrel lot into the brand’s first Platinum. Free-run juice is one of their practices, and the profile of this young Cab is black-fruited with classic notes of leather, menthol and crushed basalt. Enjoy with a board of meats and cheese at the on-premise Tin Roof Grill. Awards: San Francisco Chronicle (gold), Bellingham Northwest (gold).
Rating: Double Platinum, 96 points
Production: 150 cases