Barons Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $40

By on May 14, 2018

Two of Washington state’s historic vineyards — Hedges Estate on Red Mountain and Conner-Lee in the Columbia Basin — combine for this easy-drinking Cab that was produced in conjunction with Woodinville winemaker Matt Loso and now poured in downtown Walla Walla. Aromas of cherry, cassis and a hint of mint are also found on the palate that’s fruit-forward with soft tannins and medium body. This merited a double gold medal at the sixth annual Cascadia International Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 194 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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2 Comments

  1. Cary deaton

    October 15, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    When best to open 2012?

    • Eric Degerman

      October 15, 2018 at 6:06 pm

      Greetings, Cary.
      Thanks for checking in with us. I’m rather jealous. That Cab you have – from the classic and balanced vintage of 2012 – earned a unanimous double gold in April at the Cascadia, so it is drinking beautifully right now.
      Sincerely,
      Eric

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