The 2012 vintage was great in Oregon. A warm vintage for us, yielding well ripened fruit that is distinctive for its plush texture. Silky and rich, yet just enough restraint to keep the wine lively and well balanced. Aromas of brown spices, ripe plums, raspberries, toffee and floral notes are forerunners of the mouthful of flavors that follow. Supple tannins and vibrant acidity provide the framework that allows this wine to be both full-bodied and built for aging, perhaps reaching its peak 4-6 years from vintage.