Delicious wines from Washington’s versatile Yakima Valley

By on April 12, 2015

Two Mountain Winery 2012 Copeland Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley, $28

Two Mountain Winery-Copeland Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon-Yakima Valley-2010-BottleMatthew Rawn makes the wine, and brother Patrick oversees the vineyards for the Zillah, Wash., brand they launched in 2002. Their use of 55% new oak for this lot from their estate creates a mood of chocolate and black licorice with dark plum and pomegranate aromas. That purple fruit profile runs deeper on the palate with well-integrated tannins and blueberry acidity, a profile that should serve it well alongside pork and venison as well as lean beef.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 485 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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  1. Paul Cockrell says:

    Obviously there is a typo. How many cases does Palencia produce?

    • Andy Perdue says:


      For his day job at J&S Crushing/Columbia River’s Edge Winery in Mattawa, Wash., Victor Palencia oversees more than 1 million cases in wine production. For Palencia Winery, he makes about 3,000 cases total.

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