Purple Star Wines 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $19

By on May 26, 2016

purple star cabSte. Michelle-trained Kyle Johnson obtained fruit from the Red Mountain, Wahluke Slope and Yakima Valley AVAs for his Purple Star 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, creating a sophisticated blend of regions that shows off attractive spice aromas overlaying mixed black and blue fruit. In the mouth, blackberries, black currants and black plums lead to well-managed tannins and a nip of licorice at the end. This earned a gold medal at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,200 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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