Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting Notes

"Bright red-ruby. Slightly high-toned aromas of raspberry, cassis, cocoa powder and voilet. Sweet and silky on the palate, offering an alluring fleshy quality to its intense cassis fruit framed by an edge of acidity." - Stephen Tanzer

Winemaking Notes

Vintage: 2012

Varietal Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: Columbia Valley

pH: 3.50 g/100ml

TA: 6.2 g/100ml g/l

RS: None g/l

Alcohol: 13.5%

Oak: 100% French, 50% new

Fining: None

Aging: 24 months

Cases Produced: 250


91 points

2012 Vintage

Dec 31, 2016

Wine Spectator

Plush and expansive, rich with black cherry, olallieberry, floral and nutmeg flavors that cascade over a bed of fine-grained tannins, extending into a long and expressive finish.

Harvey Steiman

91+ points

2011 Vintage

Dec 01, 2014

Vino US

Alcohol - 14.5%; from the oldest vines on the estate: Deep ruby-red. Aromas of cassis, medicinal black cherry, musky coffee and milk chocolate. Concentrated and juicy, with piquant peppery lift to the tight-grained flavors of red and darker berries and licorice. Serious intensity and depth here, along with an attractive restrained sweetness. Suave, fine tannins arrive late, allowing this very young wine to open out nicely on the persistent, highly perfumed finish. The peppery energy does not cross the line to herbal or green. This is built to age: I d hold it for four years and drink it over the following seven or eight. -- Stephen Tanzer

Stephen Tanzer

89 Points

2010 Vintage

Mar 06, 2014

Intensely aromatic with earthy, cedary edged fruit that shows a slightly jammy, licorice framed edge to the core of blackberry and black currant aromas. Soft on entry, then turning rather firm and faceted in the mouth and displaying lovely clarity on the palate. While this is just a bit simple, there is good depth to the flavor that is here, slightly spicy with plenty of tannins on the long finish, though this does fall a touch on the finish.

Gregory Dal Piaz

90 Points

2010 Vintage

Dec 01, 2013

Tasting Panel Online

"Smooth and lush with bright acidity and tangy plum and cassis fruit; harmonious and edgy, long and balanced."

Anthony Dias Blue