Tapteil 2014

50% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot, 25% cabernet franc

tapteil, n. a.  Yakama, narrow river, b. Red Mountain vineyard named for its site above the Yakima River where the Tapteilmin lived, c. Cadence blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc grown on Tapteil Vineyard.

Deep, intense black fruit, cocoa powder. Rich, powerful black and red fruit core. Superb intensity, long, structured tannic finish. Wound up in itself, needs decanting. Excellent concentration and built for the long haul.

B. Smith