Cadence Tapteil Vineyard (2018)

Wine Notes

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Region: Washington
Country: United States
Varietal: 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot

Tasting Notes

Ripe red and black fruits, leafy herbs, chocolate, charcoal, and earthy nuances give way to a medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, concentrated red blend with the fruit and opulence to shine today yet the structure and balance to evolve for 15-20 years. Give it a few years if you can. This is easily the finest set of releases I’ve tasted from winemaker Ben Smith and he’s hit a home run in 2018. As always, these are classic Bordeaux blends from Red Mountain, yet I was blown away by the quality of the tannins as well as the seamless, elegant textures Smith was able to build into his wines. Don’t miss these beauties!