K Vintners The Creator 2018
|Region||United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley|
Red and black currants, blueberries, green tobacco, cedarwood, and new saddle leather notes emerge from the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon / Syrah The Creator Powerline Vineyard, a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Syrah. Almost opaque and ruby/purple-hued, it's medium to full-bodied and has a layered, elegant texture, sweet tannins, and a great finish. A wine that builds nicely with time in the glass, picking up more density and length, it has the fruit and balance to offer pleasure today yet the concentration and structure to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for 15-20 years, if you're so inclined.
A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Syrah, the 2018 The Creator emerges with a deep ruby core and magenta rim with aromas of plum reduction, blackberry jus and stewed cherries with essence of potpourri, black and red peppercorn and dusty purple flowers. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is juicy and fresh with a balanced mid-palate and fine-grained tannins. The wine somersaults to a fantastic lingering finish and has me daydreaming of fire-grilled chops. The wine rested in French barrique, 52% new, for 21 months. Just under 20,000 bottles were produced.
A handsome Cabernet, refined and polished, yet with deep blackberry, river stone and black olive flavors that build tension toward fine-grained tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Drink now through 2031. 1,636 cases made.