Efeste Wines began in as the brainchild of Daniel Ferrelli, Patrick Smith, and Kevin Taylor, three wine lovers with a passion for finely crafted wine that could be shared with family and friends. The trio believes in a minimal approach to winemaking, and they source their grapes from vineyards scattered across the Columbia Valley of Washington state. The winery's name is derived from an acronym of the three owners' names.
This 2013 Cabernet Syrah blend offers textbook Columbia Valley aromas of Bing cherry, cassis, black raspberry, warm baking spices, mocha, fresh turned soil and a nice hint of rosemary. In the glass it goes down smooth with its silty, well integrated tannins balanced with ripe fruit and slight mineral edge.