Game Trail is always the latest pick of the year and 2017 was no exception. Though skies had stayed clear and without smoke in Yorkville, we were still concerned and tested the wine after a year in barrel just to be safe and were thrilled that the clean chemistry matched our experience tasting the wine. After two late years in a row, 2017 progressed smoothly with perfectly timed budbreak and fruit set. Harvest was early and relatively low yielding, although small berries brought excellent concentration. Picking decisions were difficult as the acid was slow to decrease, but in the end the early pick lead to delightful brightness and depth without over-ripe flavors.
Wine Enthusiast: 93 Points
"This ageworthy wine grown at 1,400-feet elevation is dark in color, dense in flavor and braced by plenty of firm, chewy tannins. It is well packed with vivid black-cherry and dark-chocolate flavors, very firm in the middle but also polished around the edges."