Three Rivers Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $39

By on March 19, 2014

three-rivers-winer-cabernet-sauvignon-walla-walla-valley-2010-bottleDespite the valley’s coolest vintage since 1999, Walla Walla winemaker Holly Turner produced a remarkable Cabernet Sauvignon from venerable Seven Hills Vineyard near Milton-Freewater, Ore. Its decadence shows early on via the 18-month barrel program of 100% French oak, most of it new, which produces aromas of black plum, black cherry, vanilla bean, mocha and pencil shavings. There’s tremendous texture to its palate of luscious black cherry and cassis. Richness on the midpalate is built with just enough tannin structure to provide a steady grip. This earned a gold medal at the 2014 Seattle Wine and Food Experience Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 486 cases

Alcohol: 14.6%

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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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