Sleight of Hand The Conjurer 2016
|Region||United States, Washington, Columbia Valley|
|Brand||Sleight of Hand|
Supple and focused, with vibrant black cherry, clove and orange zest flavors that lead to polished tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2023. 2,000 cases made.
This early release from this vintage is a blend of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Cabernet Franc, 22% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. The aromas lean into the green, with notes of savory fresh herb along with flower, plum, cherry, black currant and spice. Plush ripe blue- and black-fruit flavors provide appeal.
The 2016 The Conjurer is a value-priced Bordeaux blend that offers up notions of red-black fruits, tobacco leaf and espresso. Medium-bodied and somewhat ephemeral, it doesn't reveal the concentration, character or intensity of the more ambitious cuvées.