53% Cabernet Franc, 47% Merlot
The 2014 Archimage is predominately from Estate Vineyards at Blue Mountain Vineyard in the Walla Walla AVA and Red Mountain Vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA. Aged in 33% new French oak barrels, it is a gorgeous, elegant wine, leading off with aromas and flavors of plums, blueberries, chocolate, mint, and exotic spices. It has a velvety, plush texture, with a rich, silky mouthfeel that is framed by perfectly balanced acidity. This wine is stunning now, but will continue to evolve with cellaring. Enjoy now and over the next two decades!
“The 2014 ‘The Archimage’ checks in as a blend of close to an even split of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. It has a complex, nuanced bouquet of ripe black fruits, charcoal, smoke tobacco and licorice. This gives way to a medium to full-bodied, supple, pure and polished red that’s impeccably balanced and shies for its drinkability.” – Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate; 91 points