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    Acclaim

    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 Points - Best Buy2012 VintageWine & SpiritsPatrick ComiskeyJuly 20, 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 VintageSan Francisco 2012 Int'l Wine CompetitionJune 25, 2012
    Silver Medal2009 VintageInternational Wine Challenge 2012May 24, 2012
    Bronze Medal2009 VintageDecanter World Wine Awards 2012May 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

    Aromatics of cocoa meld with rustic notes of dusty earth and leather. This wine has plenty of tannins with dark and rich flavors of chocolate, mineral and flint, mellowed out by mixed berry pie. The lingering finish shines with cigar box, cedar and plenty of dark fruit.

    winemaking notes

    • Vintage: 2014
    • Varietal Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Appellation: Columbia Valley
    • pH: 3.72
    • TA: 5.8 g/l
    • RS: 1.38 g/l
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • Vineyards: Blackrock, Mirage, Summit View
    • Oak: 24% New AO, 7% New FO, balance to 2nd-6th use mixed oak
    • Fining: None
    • Yeast: Andante
    • Harvest Dates: Oct. 7 - 26, 2014
    • Bottling Dates: June 8-13, 2016