Dark red in color with a nose of black cherry, coffee, and smoke. Same flavors on the palate. The black cherry is framed by the coffee/espresso, leafy tobacco, and cedar flavors. Rich and nicely balanced with good acidity and lingering finish. This wine actually reminded me of the 2002 Nice Legs which is from the same AVA only this one is better balanced with greater depth of fruit. Drinking very nicely now and probably could go a few more years, but why wait. A thumbs up for me and although this showed up in my stores post sale, still worth the price. A few people commented on seeing this during the sale (lucky you) and seedboy gave it a big nod in What’s New.
This wine is the second label of Terra Blanca and generally is about $25 although I looked at their current website and it says $37.50. You can almost throw a rock from their winery over to Kiona who produced the Nice Legs. Both wineries worth a visit if your ever out on the far east end of Yakima Valley.