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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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.


  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.

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