Silverdale, WA 14.6% alc. (Purchased on 1/23/15)
34.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24.9% Merlot, 13.9% Cabernet Franc, 13.9% Syrah, 8.3% Petit Verdot and 4.2% Zinfandel
After weeks of passing this by because of the label, I decided to plunge in and try a bottle after rgardner2 and 5-Star Bar mentioned it. I’m delighted that I did. I heartily concur with 5-Star Bar’s analysis about this New World style red blend. You can check out the Eagle Eye website here. Just before posting this, I saw Joel’s comment about thinking this wine was “over the hill”. I didn’t find that, but perhaps we have another example of bottle variation.
Color & Clarity: Pours opaque deep ruby/garnet.
Aromas: nose of black plum, cassis, cocoa and a touch of subtle red fruit (acidity).
Flavors: Fruit forward. Flavors show more dark plum and cassis with cedar, earth and tar; really fine balance of fruit, tannins, acidity and very well-integrated light oak.
Texture: Thick, rich, lush and viscous in the mouth with firm, but manageable tannins.
Finish: Quite long and very flavorful. A wine that is definitely the sum of its parts. The minority addition of Syrah, Petit Verdot and Zin provide more fruit and substance to the Bordeaux varieties. Quite delicious and substantial. Voluptuous describes it pretty well. A big thumbs up from me too!