The 2013 Flood derives from the Willamette Valley’s ocean-influenced, sedimentary soils. Quiet and firm at the outset, it develops with air, taking on a dark-cherry scent and a tarry depth of flavor. A vibrant purple, there's a dark cherry thrust to the aroma, adorned by a touch of nori.
The flavors are more demonstrative - dark and blue, rippling, pure, saturating, they reach the edge of your mouth the way color reaches the edge of the glass. In its texture the wine is at its most seductive, the purity of fruit held in place by a skidding, gravelly grip.