Mosquito Fleet Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley $39

By on August 5, 2015

Mosquito-Fleet-Winery-Cabernet Sauvignon-2012-LabelKitsap Peninsula chiropractor/winemaker Brian Petersen makes an easy alignment of Cabernet Sauvignon with fruit from venerable Pepper Bridge Vineyard. Aromas of blackberry jam on toast, smoky blueberry and cocoa powder roll into a delivery of black currant, elderberry and more blueberry. Its juicy midpalate, moderate tannins and finish of slate combine to make this well-balanced and nicely structured. The label honors the SS Dix, a top-heavy steamer built in 1904 that ferried passengers between Seattle and Alki. Later, it plied the waters between Seattle and Port Blakely. A collision in 1906 caused the SS Dix to sink, taking 39 souls with it – making it the worst maritime disaster in Northwest history.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 250 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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