Cinq Cellars of Redmond, Wash., dubbed its Cabernet Sauvignon-focused red blend “The Professors” to honor the faculty members of the University of Washington and Washington State University who have helped foster Washington’s wine industry through their research and encouragement. For grapes, Cinq reached into the Yakima Valley, Washington’s oldest AVA, for Cabernet Sauvignon (56%), Merlot (33%) and Petit Verdot. The resulting wine shows off an array of fruit flavors and aromas from black cherry to blueberry, a bit of vanilla and smoke from its oak before finishing with a burst of black cherry, chocolate and smooth tannins. This earned a gold medal at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition.
Production: 215 cases
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