Desert Wind Winery 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope, $18

By on January 4, 2018

Cabernet Sauvignon thrives in the heat of Washington’s Columbia Valley, and the Fries family of Duck Pond Cellars in Oregon continues to prove that its maturing 480-acre Desert Wind Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope can yield stellar Cab and offer it at a remarkable price. Classic notes of plum, red currant, cherry pipe tobacco, cinnamon and toffee are joined by a well-balanced structure of tannin and acidity. These wines are featured in Prosser at their expansive Southwestern-inspired tasting room and stylish Inn at Desert Wind overlooking the Yakima River.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 4,648 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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