Boldly aromatic, this sophisticated and complex wine has aromas of spice and earthy hints of sweet tobacco and leather. Dense dark fruit is wrapped in nuances of smoke, cocoa, and mint with gripping tannins as the finish persists.
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.