Tasting Notes

The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon is dark, deliciously complex, rich and polished. The wine is loaded with layers of spicy and earthy currant, blackberry, pencil lead, mocha and cedar flavors, with a hint of anise, sage, herb and leather. It finishes with ripe, textured and well-integrated tannins.

The Year

The 2001 vintage year was unusual in that nothing unusual happened: Walla Walla experienced average temperatures and rainfall during the growing season, and the grapes matured beautifully without any troubles from Mother Nature.

Viticulture

Entirely estate; Certified Sustainable and Salmon Safe. Founding member of VINEA.

Wine Specifics

Varietals: 97.7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.3% Merlot
Vineyards: 48.1% Seven Hills, 51.9% Pepper Bridge

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Awards & Accolades

“Good deep medium ruby. Aromas of roasted black cherry, coffee, licorice, fresh herbs and nuts. Sweet, lush and fat in the middle, then a bit minty on the back end, showing firmer acidity than the Merlot. But the tannins are nicely ripe.”
-Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

 

“Good, solid, ripe fruit that shows interesting leather and saddle scents. The wine is concentrated and reasonably long, with new oak flavors of toast and sweet cocoa. Very good winemaking is evident here.”
-Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast

 

“Earthy, gamy flavors intrude on the dense core of dried cherry fruit. Best after 2007.”
-HS, Wine Spectator

 

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