Five Star Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $36

By on June 24, 2014

Ffive-star-cellars-cabernet-sauvignon-2009-labelounding winemaker David Huse developed friendships with many of the Walla Walla Valley’s top growers and winemakers during his years with John Deere, so when he launched his own winery in 2000, he was able to acquire some stellar fruit. That trend continues with his son, Matt, one of the first graduates of Walla Walla Community College’s winemaking school, and this bottling marks his seventh vintage as the family winemaker. He sourced from Seven Hills (51%), Pepper Bridge (26%), Heather Hill (13%) and Les Collines for this opulent Cab that features aromas of Marionberry, black cherry, cocoa powder and sweet herbs. The drink leads with cherries and chocolate in a rich style, backed by good acidity, comfortable tannins and a return of sweet Marionberries. It earned a gold medal at the second annual Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition, and while the winery is based at the Walla Walla airport, their wines also are available in Woodinville.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,300 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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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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