If Bordeaux has taught us one thing, it’s that there is something special in the way Cabernet and Merlot combine with Petit Verdot into something greater than the sum of its parts. And there’s also something special about the way each of these varieties expresses itself on Red Mountain, holding onto their European sense of herbs, freshness and minerality, while bringing a power and density that’s completely Washington. Harmonious, balanced, each adding a unique personality, these varieties Coalesce into a wine that’s Pure Red Mountain.
The 2017 Coalesce is deep, dark purple in the glass. The aromatics are pronounced already: fresh plums, blackberry liqueur, cedar, baking spice and fresh tobacco. Full-bodied, plush and silky, the palate is almost creamy with concentrated dark fruit. The long, building finish is lengthy with the structure for aging, but supremely enjoyable now.