Vanessa Vineyard 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Similkameen Valley, $80

By on May 4, 2019

One of Canada’s most exciting young brands is the product of a visionary planting in the emerging Silmilkameen Valley, a few minutes northwest of Oroville, Wash. The 75-acre vineyard immediately attracted the attention of Howard Soon in 2006, who began to make Vanessa Vineyard a part of Sandhill Wines’ single-vineyard tier. Upon retirement from Sandhill, he began making wine Vanessa proprietors Suki Sekhorn and John Welson. His work here with Cabernet Sauvignon is distinctive, dense and viscous with dried herbs, dark cherry, Ovaltine powder and bell pepper. Broad tannins and a cherry syrup finish make it quite appealing and a fit for beef, lamb and wild game.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 195 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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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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