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    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.


    92 Points (Alder Ridge)2010 VintageSnooth.comGregory Dal PiazMarch 6, 2014

    Nice herbal, savory, classic varietally driven aromas on the nose with cool, focused aromas of black currant fruit that are tight and vanilla edged.  Opening with great clarity on the palate, the fruit here leads off with savory herb stem and tobacco notes that lend fine complexity and real detail on the palate, rich with black cherry and black currant fruit. The tannins are nicely firm but not imposing with acids that are a touch soft but supportive through the long black fruited finish that shows off a hint of black olive and plenty of wood spice.


    91 Points - Editors' Choice2011 VintageWine EnthusiastSean SullivanMarch 1, 2014
    90 Points2011 VintageTasting Panel OnlineAnthony 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 Panel MagazineAnthony Dias BlueNovember 30, -0001

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


    tasting notes

    Exceptionally dark purple and ruby color hints at its concentration of fruit, structure and youth, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon displays flavors and aromas of black currants and bing cherry accented with the oak spices. The soft tannins and balanced acidity are integrated with the rich, viscous mouthfeel. This has a long, lingering, spicy finish. It has dark red color with solid depth and intensity.

    winemaking notes

    • Vintage: 2013
    • Varietal Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Appellation: Columbia Valley
    • Vineyards: Alder Ridge and Dionysus
    • pH: 3.87
    • TA: 5.5 g/L
    • Alcohol: 14.1%
    • Aging: 18 months in French oak, 50% New