Cabernet Sauvignon is king in Washington

By on October 23, 2016

Bunnell Family Cellar 2013 Painted Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $48

bunnell-painted-cabBunnell Family Cellar, perhaps best known for its outstanding work with Syrah, shows a deft touch here with Cabernet Sauvignon as well. The Prosser winery team, led by Ron Bunnell, brought in grapes from Painted Hills Vineyard, which overlooks the Yakima Valley, and the result is a wine rich in aromas and deep flavors of blackberries, plums and cassis. It finishes long and strong, with well-managed tannins and a touch of slatey minerality. This earned a gold medal at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 114 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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