This new producer headquartered in Tukwila, Wash., west of Interstate 5, purchased grapes from Taylor Mag Vineyard – one of two EFESTĒ estates on Red Mountain – for this plummy, youthful and approachable expression of Cabernet Sauvignon. Its aromatic leanings of blackberry, Jolly Rancher grape candy, lime oil and celery leaf turn juicy on the entry as Marionberry flavors are hugged by a muscular structure. Suggested pairings include Oxtail Stew, lamb chops, soft-ripened goat cheese and Eggplant Parmesan.
Rating: Recommended — 87 points
Production: 90 cases