Genoa Cellars 2011 Danforth Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, $37

By on September 24, 2014

Genoa Cellars 2011 Danforth Cabernet Sauvignon labelDerek Berger and Scott Heinrich met 25 years ago and first began making beer as Montana State University students. Ten years ago, they transitioned to winemaking and took it to a  professional level in 2011 when they opened Genoa Cellars in Woodinville. Their work here with fruit from Heart of the Hill, Scootenay, Shaw and Red Mountain vineyards shows the investment of nearly 70 percent new oak, starting with luxurious aromas of dark plum, blackberry, blueberry, bittersweet chocolate, caramel and mocha. There’s a near match on the palate, which features a structure of plum-skin tannins, boysenberry acidity, chocolate syrup and black licorice. This new release can be found at their Woodinville Warehouse District tasting room and select wine merchants and restaurants in the Puget Sound.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 61 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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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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