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    Acclaim

    90 Points 2015 VintageWine Spectator Tim Fish July 2, 2018
    92 Points 2015 VintageJamesSuckling.comJames SucklingMay 1, 2018
    90 Points2012 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanOctober 1, 2015

    “Sleek and inviting, pulsing with cherry, cinnamon and cream flavors that point through a layer of fine tannins into the long and expressive finish. Offers presence and finishes gracefully.”


    91 Points, Best Buy2012 VintageWine & SpiritsPatrick ComiskeyOctober 1, 2015
    91 Points2011 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanDecember 15, 2014

    Sleek and expressive, this is well-modulated and refined to show the ripe blackberry and cassis flavors elegantly, framed by flashes of caraway, dill and red peppercorn that glide together into a polished finish. -HS


    90 Points2011 VintageTasting Panel MagazineAnthony Dias BlueNovember 1, 2014

    Smooth and juicy with plum, cassis and spice; bright, tangy and long.


    92 Points, Year's Best Cabernet Sauvignon2010 VintageWine & SpiritsPatrick ComiskeyDecember 31, 2013

    Quietly impressive, this is a classic style of Columbia Valley cabernet, with a leafy scent over dark violet aromas and cassis fruit. The flavors are deep and full bodied, while the wine’s energy propels the darker aspects into a suave, lasting finish. For a classic beef dish, like daube. -PC


    90 Points2010 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanNovember 30, 2013

    Sleek, supple and appealing, with welcoming basil and sage accents around a polished core of cherry and spice flavors, lingering easily on the graceful finish. -HS


    88 Points2010 VintageInternational Wine ReviewOctober 1, 2013

    Dark ruby. Shows aromas of spicy dark
    red fruit with herbal accents. A fruit forward wine that
    promises a bit more than it delivers, finishing with dry tannins.


    Silver Medal2009 Vintage2012 San Francisco International Wine CompetitionJune 25, 2012
    Silver Medal2009 Vintage2012 International Wine ChallengeMay 24, 2012
    Bronze Medal2009 Vintage2012 Decanter World Wine AwardsMay 22, 2012
    P. Gregutt's Top 1002008 VintageSeattle Times, Wine AdviserPaul GreguttDecember 18, 2011
    92 Points, Top 100 Wine2008 VintageWine & SpiritsLuke SykoraDecember 1, 2011
    92 Points2008 VintageWine EnthusiastPaul GreguttOctober 1, 2011
    90 Points, Editor's Choice2007 VintageWine EnthusiastPaul GreguttSeptember 1, 2010
    91 Points, Top 100 Wine of 20092006 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanNovember 17, 2009

    "Round and appealing for its ripe cherry and currant flavors and medium-weight frame, which lets this become expressive as the finish lingers." - Harvey Steiman, June 15 2009


    91 Points2006 VintageWine Spectator Harvey SteimanMay 1, 2009
    Silver Medal2006 VintageSan Francisco Chronicle Wine CompetitionJanuary 8, 2009
    Silver Medal2005 VintageSan Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition January 31, 2008

    tasting notes

    On the nose, aromatics express themselves in toasty oak and bright, ripe Bing cherry. It is medium-bodied on the palate with well-rounded tannins and flavors of deep red fruit, all spice, and white pepper. The finish is long and supple with notes of cigar box and tanned leather. 

    winemaking notes

    • Vintage: 2015
    • Appellation: Columbia Valley
    • Grape Source: Waterbrook Estate Vineyard, Mirage, Blackrock, Summit View and Fire Ridge vineyards
    • Variety Percentage: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
    • Harvest Date: September 21 - October 12, 2015
    • Oak: 32% New French Oak/American Oak balance to 2-4 year old mixed oak
    • Alcohol: 14.89%
    • TA: 6.0 g/L
    • pH: 3.84