This wine is made from grapes harvested from the Yakima Valley. This wine is ripe and spicy with a soft, velvety texture on the palate and with accents of black pepper, vanilla and blackberry and black cherry. This is a medium weight wine with good structure and acidity. It is subtle on the nose with a nice blend of earth, peppery spice, oak and briar. Moderately light on the palate with a round, slightly viscous yet seamless mouth feel. There are gentle vanilla and spice accents that turn a bit chocolaty on the back end. The finish is balanced and elegant! Take this wine with you when have dinner at friends and the entrée is un-known.