Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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 Date: June 8-13, 2016

Acclaim

90 Points

2012 Vintage

Oct 01, 2015

Wine Spectator

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.

Harvey Steiman

91 Points - Best Buy

2012 Vintage

Jul 20, 2015

Wine & SpiritsPatrick Comiskey

91 Points

2011 Vintage

Dec 15, 2014

Wine Spectator

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

Harvey Steiman

90 Points

2011 Vintage

Nov 01, 2014

Tasting Panel Magazine

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

Anthony Dias Blue

92 Points, Year's Best Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Vintage

Dec 31, 2013

Wine & Spirits

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

Patrick Comiskey

90 Points

2010 Vintage

Nov 30, 2013

Wine Spectator

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

Harvey Steiman

88 Points

2010 Vintage

Oct 01, 2013

International Wine Review

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 Medal

2009 Vintage

Jun 25, 2012

San Francisco 2012 Int'l Wine Competition

Silver Medal

2009 Vintage

May 24, 2012

International Wine Challenge 2012

Bronze Medal

2009 Vintage

May 22, 2012

Decanter World Wine Awards 2012

P. Gregutt's Top 100

2008 Vintage

Dec 18, 2011

Seattle Times, Wine AdviserPaul Gregutt

92 Points - Top 100 Wine

2008 Vintage

Dec 01, 2011

Wine & SpiritsLuke Sykora

92 Points

2008 Vintage

Oct 01, 2011

Wine EnthusiastPaul Gregutt

90 points - Editor's Choice

2007 Vintage

Sep 01, 2010

Wine EnthusiastPaul Gregutt

91 Points - Top 100 Wine of 2009

2006 Vintage

Nov 17, 2009

Wine Spectator

"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

Harvey Steiman

91 Points

2006 Vintage

May 01, 2009

Wine SpectatorHarvey Steiman

Silver Medal

2006 Vintage

Jan 08, 2009

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Silver Medal

2005 Vintage

Jan 31, 2008

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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