(From 2009 Vintage) Aromas of game, spice, sweet pipe tobacco and leather precede notes of dense dark fruit and hints of smoke, cocoa and mint. Grippy tannins provide structure on the persistent finish.
Wine & SpiritsRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/09. Apogee, a blend of cabernet sauvignon (46 percent), merlot (42), malbec and cabernet franc, shows little at first-Pepper Bridge always takes its time. After a few minutes in the glass, a savory brown-bread spice and pipe tobacco scent emerges, along with a taut core of black fig. While youthfully reticent, this is a formidable wine, balanced, composed, poised, just waiting for its moment. Cellar a year and serve with roast lamb.