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The 2019 D2 aromas dance effortlessly between savory and dried fruit characteristics. Cranberries, roasted coffee beans, cassis and burnt orange are highlighted by deep, rich barrel tones of nutmeg, vanilla bean, dark chocolate and clove. As the wine develops in the glass, the fruit profile shifts between red and dark fruits, a trademark of D2 that we love. An inviting freshness and pronounced herbal quality on the palate leads to a structure that is refined despite the wine’s youth. Be confident that this blend of 13 iconic vineyards throughout the Columbia Valley will cellar for 15+ years.Learn More
— Tim Fish, Wine Spectator
The 2020 Doyenne, on release, is very reticent to show itself on the nose. As the wine opens up, toasted oak aromas bracket black cherry and blueberry, adding mocha to the mix. Although coaxing aromas out of the glass takes some commitment, the wine erupts on the palate, with layers of Cabernet Sauvignon fruit and structure offering reinforcement to lush Syrah. In the short-term, give this a bit of time to open up in the bottle or give it a decant before enjoying.
— Owen Bargreen
A brooding, tightly wound wine in its youth, 2020 Signature Syrah displays charcuterie and dark plum aromas on the nose, with a whiff of vanilla flower. Incredibly generous on the palate, with persistent fruit front to back, the wine has just enough restraint from herbal nuances to balance. Vibrant acidity, fennel seed, fresh thyme and dried lavender add lift and complexity. A touch of cocoa and tannin that builds with subsequent tastes show cellaring this gem will offer improvement.Learn More
— James Suckling