Figgins Figlia 2018
|Region||United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley|
"Blackberries, dark fruit, tar, tobacco leaf and toast on the nose. It’s full-bodied with firm, tight and chewy tannins. Structured and flavorful with a deep core of dark fruit and some smoke. Bitter chocolate and black tea on the finish. Long. Petit verdot and merlot. Try from 2023." James Suckling 96 points Drink 2022-32
Handsome and well-structured, with expressive black cherry, rose petal and savory spice accents that build toward fine-grained tannins. Petit Verdot and Merlot. Drink now through 2029. 865 cases made.
Fruit-forward aromas of plum, cherry, smoke, black licorice, graphite and cedar are followed by tart cranberry fruit flavors and firm tannins. Orange rind and cherry notes persist on the finish. It's all about structure right now. But the fruit underneath that structure is swoonworthy. Best after 2026.
The 2018 Figlia checks in as a mix of Merlot and Petit Verdot that spent 23 months in new and neutral oak. This rich, full-bodied, tannic red from Figgins has terrific purity in its darker fruits, notes of chocolate, leafy herbs, and graphite, a dense mid-palate, and a great finish. It needs to be forgotten for a good 3-5 years, but it's a beauty in the making.
A blend of Petit Verdot and Merlot, the 2018 Figlia displays a deep ruby core with a soft magenta rim. The nose is dense, bold and firm with aromas of crème de cassis, Chambord and blackcurrants, followed by soft elements of river rock, plum compote and dusty purple flowers that sashay out of the glass. Full-bodied, the mouthfeel is still very tight, showing youthful tannins and good bones to last more than a decade. Ending with a persistently long and evolving finish, the Figlia will remain food-friendly until 2032. The wine rested for almost two years in a mix of new and used French oak barrels. Just over 10,000 bottles were filled.