The 2012 La Belle Blonde is made from 100% Chardonnay and aged in 80% French oak and 20% American oak (50% being new), it gives up gorgeous aromas and flavors of golden apples, vanilla cream, hazelnut and white flowers to go with a layered, rich, full-bodied and classy profile on the palate. Easily one of the top examples of this variety coming out of Washington, it should drink nicely over the coming 2-3 years, and possibly evolve nicely for longer as well.
The 2012 Mystique has a deep garnet black rim with opaque core. A rich nose of black currant, cedar shavings and blackberry liqueur explode from the glass. Lush and emollient upfront, the palate is layered with chocolate, roasted almonds and fudge brownie. A flamboyant offering with a full, thick mouth feel, fleshy and dense on the finish with fully integrated tannins, sweet fruit and great length. Terrific right now and will shine for a decade. A blend of 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2012 Cabernet has a dark purple center with the color becoming more brilliant at the rim. This leads to a gorgeous nose of Currants, Plum and Sweet floral notes that immediately capture your attention. This wine is all about mouth feel, rich and velvety from beginning to end, while delivering the purest expressions of Cabernet that include Crème de Cassis, Blackberries and Semi Sweet Chocolate. Dense and fleshy while delivering silky sweet tannins and a long memorable finish. Amazing now and will improve with additional cellaring of up to 10 years.
The 2011 Boss Block is a 100% Cabernet Franc aged in 50% new French barrique for 24 months. Medium garnet with darkened core. Aromatic nose of chocolate covered cherries, Italian plums with hints of cinnamon and baked brie. Secondary notes of lavender, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Floral and upfront on the palate with black cherry, licorice and Vanilla. Finishes with firm tannins married with dark chocolate, luscious berry, vanilla bean and savory herbes de Provence. Open 4 hours before drinking or hold until 2016.
The 2011 L'Orage is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc matured in 50% new French oak for 24 months. Deep garnet with opaque core. Classic nose of crushed stone, cassis, graphite with lavender and spice. Tightly wound with earth and black fruits, remind you of left bank Bordeaux. Initially on the palate the wine displays great weight with fruit notes of kirsch, umami, cedar and spice. With two hours of decanting, mouth coating flavors of bittersweet chocolate and black currant abound. Balanced and stylish, finishing with cassis and fine, sweet tannins. Best decanted 4 hours prior to enjoying.
The 2011 Block 1 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that comes from a southeast facing block in the Sheridan vineyard, it possess a seriously full-bodied, rich and structured style to go with decadent dark fruits, lead pencil, singed cedar and tobacco leaf-like romas and flavors.
Even more ripe and exotic on the nose, with notions of espresso roast, lavender, smoked duck, charred herbs and black fruits, the 2010 Singularity (100% Syrah aged 30 months in 100% new French oak) flows onto the palate with a gorgeously full, rich texture that carries layers of fruit, juicy acidity and ripe tannin that emerges on the finish. A massive, decadently styled wine that walks a fine line on the oak profile, with a subtle sheen of charred wood, it nevertheless manages to hold everything together and is a thrill ride of a Syrah. It should shine for 10-15 years. Drink now-2025.