2004 Côte Bonneville "Carriage House" Estate Yakima Valley Red Blend
This is dense, juicy and savory, with a meaty edge to the plump cherry and boysenberry flavors glowing at the core, persisting elegantly on the long, focused finish. Cellaring should add even more depth. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2009 through 2016.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium-deep red. Meaty dark berries, black cherry, licorice and woodsmoke on the very ripe nose. Smooth, plump and gamey, with harmonious acidity framing the wine's sweet fruit. At once glyceral and shapely, with a fairly sophisticated texture. Not especially complex but finishes with sweet tannins and good length.