Tapteil 2017

43% cabernet sauvignon, 29% cabernet franc, 28% merlot

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.

Atypically forward, bright, plummy, juicy, moderate tannins, unusually delicious now, long finish, long life. 330 cases.

B. Smith