Dark staining ruby. Nutty, grainy herbaceousness desperately trying to cover the plummy, candy fruit, obnoxious and banana. Nose-hair burning aside, the clogged-drain dog-poop matchhead is not earthy finesse, but bothersome flatulence. Lab-fruit, finished in a contrivedly manner where the pancake syrup flows seamlessly into the non-chewable vitamin C so typical of WA.
People say I hate Washington Wines. That is not true. But too many of them taste like this. And the label isn’t doing it any favors.
2012 BERGEVIN LANE VINEYARDS Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Moonspell’ Columbia Valley WA 14.5