2015 Mailbox Peak
Wine Enthusiast: 92 Points
"A lush mix of scents and flavors reflecting the terroir of the Two Blondes vineyard, this blend of 45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon starts with complex aromas. Olive, herb, coffee and clean earth notes lead to lovely textures and layers. Tobacco flavors highlight the black cherry fruit, which carries through the finish with pinpoint focus. Drink now and over the next five years."
Wine Advocate: 88-91 Points (barrel sample)
"Plum, incense and spice box all emerge from the 2015 Mailbox Peak Two Blondes Vineyard, which is made from 45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Ripe, sexy and forward, with loads of charm, it should drink nicely right out of the gate."
International Wine Report: 92 Points
"The 2015 'Mailbox Peak' red wine is a blend of 45% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc with the remainder Cabernet Sauvignon. This shows lovely aromatics of red fruits and Asian spices combined with rose petal accents. The possesses a silky mouthfeel and a plush, layered texture yeilding wild blackberry preserves, black plum and black cherry syrup flavors which leave a lasting impression on the finsh. This gorgeous wine will drink beautifully for the next decade. (Best 2017-2027)"
The 2015 Mailbox Peak, a right bank style blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot with a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon, greets you with a beautiful deep ruby color, and a nose of fresh black fruits; bing cherry, cassis, and savory dried herbs with a touch of cedar and spice box. The palate here is full of fresh, ripe raspberry, black cherry, cloves and dried herbs. The tannins are prominent, but soft and supple with mouth watering acidity.
The name "Mailbox Peak" is the name of a mountain not too far from the winery, and is on the right side of the Snoqualmie River. It is our little nod to the right bank wines of Bordeaux.
- Vintage: 2015
Varietal Composition: 45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Appellation: Yakima Valley
- Vineyards: Two Blondes
- Alcohol: 14.6%
- Wine Style: Red Blend
- Volume: 750 ml