2018 Tapteil

Tapteil 2018

47% cabernet sauvignon, 33% cabernet franc, 20% 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.

Fresh boysenberry and blackberry aromas complement the ever present Tapteil dust, sage and minerals. The acid/fruit/tannin balance interplays wonderfully throughout the wine; this is a dervish whirling ever faster on your palate. Powerful, intense and long, I would decant now or wait a few years to enjoy Tapteil 2018. 340 cases

B. Smith