2017 The Untold Story
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Syrah, 10% MerlotRegular price $35.00
There is an Untold Story in all of us!
Be bold enough to live life on your own terms.
No one else sees the world as you do.
No one else can tell your story.
The Untold Story is believing your dream is worth it.
What is your Untold Story?
This wine is an aromatic tour de force, with appealing aromas of bay leaf, black cherry, smoked meat, blueberry, dark coffee, dried herb and spice showing complexity and detail. It's rich but well in-check, with focused fruit flavors following, supported by a tight coil of tannins. It's a classy, and classically Washington, wine that will only get better with a bit of time in the cellar or a short decant. SEAN P. SULLIVAN 92 Points
- Vintage: 2017
- Varietal: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Syrah, 10% Merlot
- Appellation: Columbia Valley
- Alcohol: 13.6%
- Region: Washington
Tasting NotesThe 2017 Untold Story is deeply colored, with a dark purple core fading out to a bright magenta rim. The color is reflective of the aromatics: smoky black fruits, blueberries, blackberries, dark plums and cassis swirl about, adding incense and graphite alongside crushed herbs as it gets air. The palate is layered with a plush texture that perfectly balances fresh acidity and fine tannins leading to a lengthy finish that carries a delightful mix of bright rosemary, fresh berries and cracked spice.
Winemaker notesA bright yellow colour suggests a warm vintage. There is a green tint to the wine, which suggests a “coolness”, an indication of the cooler evenings which were particular to the 2017 vintage. The nose appears concentrated with an immediate burst of floral concentration and citrus blossom. Subtle hints of stone fruit and fresh honey are backed by a hint of struck flint, ginger spice and toasted nuts. The palate reveals an array of fresh sun ripened fruits. White peach, apricot, pear and golden delicious apple are evident, with subtle hints of nuts, freshly baked bread and allspice. The oak is exceptionally well integrated, giving the wine dimension and balance, whilst not being evident in any particular way. The 2017 Quinta Essentia Chenin Blanc is drinking beautifully on release. Further cellaring for up to ten years from vintage will reward with a melding and development of the various elements into a highly complex taste profile. Expect to see rich honey notes, warm toasted nuts and freshly baked brioche as the wine matures.