Saturated medium ruby. Pristine aromas of cassis, raspberry liqueur, blueberry, licorice and graphite. Outstanding inner-mouth energy gives this extremely dense wine a wonderfully light touch. The sappy, dry flavors of slightly high-toned red and black fruits are complicated by a saline quality. Wonderfully velvety in the middle palate but dry, classic and still a bit youthfully clenched on the chewy, extremely long back end, where the harmonious tannins coat the front teeth. An outstanding Bordeaux-like wine that may well merit an even higher rating eight to ten years from now. 95+? (ST)
The best of the 2011s, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is Pauillac-like with its gorgeous creme de cassis, lead pencil shavings, tobacco leaf and graphite styled aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, pure, silky and layered on the palate, with a broad frame and sweet tannin, it’s already approachable, yet will evolve nicely for 5-7 years and hold for a decade after that. (JD)
*Cellar Selection* Though labeled Cabernet, it’s a full-on, four-grape Bordeaux-style blend. It sports a classic Cabernet nose, dusty, smoky, with cherry tobacco, forest floor and a whiff of barnyard. The fruit remains tart and showing a fair amount of acidity; the tannins stiff and the mouthfeel tight but sensual. Give this one until 2017 to pull itself together.
The aromas in this stately Cabernet draw a nice line between judicious oak and dark red cherry fruit. With air more classic Walla Walla aromatics—cedar, sun-dried tomato, tobacco leaf—emerge. The Cabernet flavors deepen to cassis on the palate, with a force that seems driven and shaped by polished oak. Cellar, then serve with a New York strip.
Dark crimson. Very subtle and layered and savoury. Transparent and exciting. A lovely light hand but with great interest and nuance. New style cf Woodward Canyon. (18/20 points)
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