2015 Clay Court
Garnet in color, the nose leaps from the glass with intense red cherry and crushed strawberries shaded by fresh leather, burnt toffee and violet notes. The palate is both juicy and savory with fresh cherry pie, black currants and baking spices accompanied by layers of coffee and red earth.
“Cherry and floral cinnamon aromas persist through the focused and crisply structured flavors that glide easily toward refined tannins.”
– Wine Spectator (October 15, 2017)
“…a pretty fragrance of lavender, rose petals and black tea over a core of pomegranate and raspberry preserves, plus a hint of underbrush. Medium-bodied, fine, fresh and elegant in style, the intense red fruits are complemented by gentle earthiness…”
– Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (August 31, 2017)
“…enticing aromas of black cherry jam, dark strawberry, ripe red currant and smoky oak. Inside, there are rich and rounded flavors of cherry and plum. Light tannins and raspberry acidity lead to a finishing flourish of plump blueberry…”
– Great Northwest Wine (September 9, 2017)
“Pommard and Dijon clones planted in 2001 fuel this tasty wine. Its dusty plum and black cherry fruit carries a touch of dark chocolate, all framed by firm yet polished tannins. Built to age, it can be enjoyed now with a good decanting.”-P.G.
– Wine Enthusiast Magazine (October, 2017)