Very nice dark almost black hue with aromas of tar, slight *band aid odor, Black berry and black raspberry, savory spice.
Palate--First impression shows big fruit, dark berries, tight tannins, more tar, and more dark fruit.
This wine needs time to breath and I will update when it has.
I may give this wine another try, but for now it is a "pass it by."
The Burn is a new area of the Columbia Valley **AVA and this is my first experience of this wine and this area.
*Brettanomyces is a yeast that can taint an otherwise good wine. It presents carrying aromas like band-aids, old gym shoes or sweaty gym socks... Not what you want in your wine experience. This mat be a one off and it isn't very strong. But given the whole profile of this Columbia Valley wine I will pass on it. (And I tend to like Washington state cabs)
** An AVA is an American Viticultural Area legally established for which I wine made from grapes from any particular AVA has the pleasure of "advertising" where their grapes from. To be designated an AVA the fruit from the land and/or the land must meet certain standards set for the particular AVA.