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    91 Points, Best Buy2015 VintageWine & Spirits April 1, 2018
    92 Points2012 VintageWine SpectatorAugust 15, 2015
    89 Points2012 VintageWine EnthusiastJuly 1, 2015
    89 points2011 VintageRobert Parker Wine AdvocateJune 1, 2014
    91 Points2010 VintageSnooth.comGregory Dal PiazMarch 6, 2014

    A little olive and herb layered under big black currant, black cherry fruit and fine cigar box oak greets the nose. This is a big wine, smooth, rich and supple with ripe tannins showing some polish under juicy black plum and really ripe blackcurrant jam flavors flecked with a little tobacco. Long and full in the mouth this is polished, fleshy and showy with lovely tannins driving the long finish which shows palate staining intensity of fruit. This is basically ready to rock today.


    91 Points, Editors' Choice2011 VintageWine EnthusiastSean SullivanMarch 1, 2014
    90 Points2011 VintageThe Tasting PanelAnthony Dias Blue December 1, 2013

    "Soft vanilla oak nose; smooth, juicy and fresh with clean, ripe fruit; fresh plum and black raspberry with soft oak notes; balanced, lush and long." 


    89 Points2010 VintageInternational Wine ReviewOctober 1, 2013

    This Cabernet Sauvignon is dark ruby and displays
    very ripe earthy plum and cassis aromas with toasty
    notes. It has concentrated dark fruit flavors on the palate with earthy and charred oak highlights. A big wine with firm tannins on the finish.


    91 Points2010 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanSeptember 30, 2013

    "The crisp tannins up front yield to a silky texture, featuring black cherry, plum and tobacco flavors. The finish lingers well. Exhibits depth and power, promising to gain with cellaring."


    Gold Medal2010 VintageGreat Northwest Wine CompetitionAndy PerdueMarch 17, 2013
    Gold Medal2009 VintageTri Cities Wine CompetitionNovember 2, 2012
    90 Points2008 VintageWine EnthusiastPaul GreguttNovember 1, 2011
    90 Points2006 VintageWine EnthusiastPaul GreguttJuly 1, 2011

    An aromatic entry promises plums, cassis and blackberries. In the mouth, some figgy fruit flavors coalesce around barrel notes of toast and roasted coffee. Drinking well but cellar-worthy for another 6-8 years. - Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, July 2011


    92 Points, Best Buy, Year's Best Cabernet Sauvignon2006 VintageWine & SpiritsLuke SykoraDecember 1, 2010

    A savory noise of white pepper and dried herbs gives way to supple, juicy cherry flavors. It's marked by fine tannins and a hint of seed spice on the finish. - Wine & Spirits, December 2010


    89 points2010 VintageWine AdvocateJeb DunnuckNovember 30, -0001
    90 Points2010 VintageThe Tasting PanelAnthony Dias BlueNovember 30, -0001

    Silky, smooth and spicy with plum, cassis and blackberry; juicy, fresh and nicely structured; long and balanced.


    tasting notes

    A dark red color with solid depth and intensity, this Cabernet Sauvignon has expressive fruit aromas of Bing cherry, and blackberry accented with flavors of cassis, sage, and notes of toast. Well structured tannins and a balanced acidity give the wine a rich, round mouthfeel. The finish is long and lingering with a hint of spice.

    winemaking notes

    • Vintage: 2015
    • Varietal Blend: 95.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4.6% Petit Verdot with a kiss of Grenache and Cabernet Franc
    • Appellation: Columbia Valley
    • Vineyards: 33% Alder Ridge Vineyard, 24.3# Candy Mountain Vineyard, 23.1% Dionysus Vineyard, 19.6% Weinbau Vineyard
    • pH: 3.59
    • TA: 6.18 g/L
    • Alcohol: 14.3%
    • Aging: 18 months
    • Harvest Date: October 2015