2019 Catchlight Reflection
Dark ruby-purple in color with beautiful, dominant aromatics of black currant, black plum, violets, and gravel with nuances of smoldering incense, allspice, and wild mint. Rich and savory on the palate with notes of black currant, black cherry, black plum, espresso, gravel, and gentle overtones of bell pepper, violets, and eucalyptus. The wine is more "Old World" in style, showing finesse and elegance over fruit ripeness and power. There is a lovely tension between the acidity and tannins that carries through into the long finish. This wine should reach maturity in 6-8 years, and properly cellared, this wine will gracefully evolve for 10+ years.
"The Rattlesnake Hills is a distinctive appellation, and this wine immediately announces its identity. A blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, the aromas offer notes of nori, fresh tobacco, green pepper, cherry, raspberry and bittersweet chocolate. The palate is all about the delicacy, purity and restraint of the plump fruit flavors. It's bright and fresh, polished to a fine sheen."
- Sean Sullivan - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Washington Wine Report
"A blend of 60% Merlot with the remainder Cabernet Franc, the 2019 Catchlight shows off a soft texture with layers of black tea, blackberry compote, mocha and tar flavors. Exuding good length and flavor density this is glorious to enjoy even in its youth. Drink 2021-2031."
- Owen Bargreen - Vinous, Washington Wine Blog
Wine Details & Shipping Notes:
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60% Merlot & 40% Cabernet Franc
Yakima Valley AVA | Rattlesnake Hills AVA - PineBrake Vineyard
Estate-Grown | Estate-Bottled
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