Cab is king in Washington, across Northwest

by | Jun 4, 2017 | Featured wines | 0 comments

Sparkman Cellars 2013 Rainmaker Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley, $62

Cabernet Sauvignon from both Olsen Brothers and Upland vineyards spent 22 months in a predominantly new French oak barrel program of Marcel Cadet, Gamba and Taransaud for this rather graceful bottling – one of four expressions of King Cab from this honored Woodinville producer. Charming aromas of rose petal and crushed pink peppercorns come with plum, blueberry and milk chocolate. Flavors include dusty cherries and blueberry as smoky bittersweet chocolate tannins and pomegranate acidity make for a long finish. This wine and many others by Sparkman are available via Amazon.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 212 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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Articles credited to Great Northwest Wine are authored by Eric Degerman and other contributors. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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