Tucannon Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $40

By on May 19, 2016

tucannon-cellars-cabernet-sauvignon-2012-bottlePhil Warren’s winery is a stone’s throw from the Yakima River and across Demoss Road from the Red Mountain American Viticultural Area on the parcel that served as the home for the now-defunct Oakwood Cellars. His latest expression of Cab offers aromas of huckleberry, President plum, black cherry and Craisins with accents of vanilla and brown sugar. That panoply of dark purple fruit pushes on through to the rather luscious palate, picking up pomegranate juice, fine-grained cherry skin tannins and a combination of dried blueberries and Waterbridge Ponterfract Cake in the rewarding finish.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 93 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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