Eye of the Needle Winery 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $40

By on May 28, 2018

Woodinville vintners Bob Bullock adjusted his vineyard sources for his 2014 Reserve Cab, and the results from Dineen Vineyard in the Yakima Valley are understandably expressive. Dark and spicy aromas of plum, black cherry, clove, menthol and hazelnut lead to a nicely balanced and rich flavor profile of cherries and bittersweet chocolate. Ripe blackberry takes on the midpalate, riding into a long finish of fine-grained tannins and a lick of cinnamon bark. Our panel’s enjoyment of this wine synced up with that at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, which awarded this a double gold earlier this year. It was one of four gold medals that Bullock’s red program brought back from nation’s largest judging of American wine.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 68 cases

Alcohol: 14.9%

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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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