The 2012 vintage was a return to normal in Washington. The effect was centered fruit, supple body, and smooth tannins, resulting in very balanced, age-worthy wines. This wine shows dark purple with a ruby rim. The bright nose is intertwined with a complex mix of blueberry and black cherry, with hints of coffee and blackberry. A medley of flavors, including blueberry, cassis, and cedar, linger in a tightly wound mid-palate. Featuring ripe flavors and a silky mouth feel, this wine is well balanced and even, with smooth tannins and a lingering finish. To me what is the most remarkable about this wine is the fact it is 100% Cabernet and didn’t need any blending or fining to make it balanced and beautiful. Just grapes and time.