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Red Willow Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

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2017 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 13.9% ALC/VOL

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$34.26
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sangiovese

Critic's Rating89 pts

Description

Tasting Note: A full body wine with notes of black berries, coco, vanilla and dried plums.

Recommended drinking 2020–2025.  

BLEND: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Sangiovese

The grapes for this wine were hand selected from Red Willow Vineyard in the Columbia Valley. One of the oldest vineyards in the Columbia Valley the vines on this site exist in perfect harmony with the land that nourishes them. Producing a harmonies and complex wine. A tiny amount of Sangiovese grapes contributes a flash of bright acidity to the wine.

Awards & Ratings

Critic’s Rating:

89 pts

- Tony Aspler

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Tasting Notes

The 2017 vintage was a featured wine in January's wine club package, 2021.

 

Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.

 

Geographical Indication: Columbia Valley, Washington
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon (95%) & Sangiovese (5%)
Vineyard: Red Willow Vineyard & Six Prong Vineyard
Residual Sugar: 1.66 g/L
Cases Produced: 70

 

Appearance: Deep ruby-purple in colour.
Nose: Cedary, toasty, mulberry nose with oak spice.
Palate: Medium to full-bodied, dry, creamy, vanilla and blackberry flavours. Firmly structured with ripe tannins.
Quality: Very Good+. 88 – 89 points. Hold 1 - 2 years to let the oak meld with the fruit.

 

Food Pairing: Brisket fried rice, braised red cabbage with apple, wagyu beef sliders with Havarti and bacon, barbecued turkey meatballs, and bean and sweet potato chili.

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