Claar Cellars 2011 White Bluffs Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $22

By on January 2, 2015

claar-cellars-white-bluffs-cabernet-sauvignon-2011-bottleWhite Bluffs Vineyard, near historic Sagemoor Vineyards north of Pasco, Wash., allows the Whitelatch family to produce a wide range of quality wine at approachable prices. Their latest release of Cabernet Sauvignon — harvested Oct. 15 from a cool vintage — speaks to that, starting with scents of blackberry, black currant, plum and a wisp of mesquite smoke. The drink turns reddish purple with rich flavors of Montana huckleberry, red currant jam and President plum. Firm tannins and good acidity give it balance.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 123 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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