Joleté Wines 2017 Summit View Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $35

By on April 7, 2020
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A growing number of Oregon producers are reaching into Walla Walla Valley vineyards for their big red programs, and Summit View Vineyard near Milton-Freewater is growing in prominence, a Cab-dominated planting flanked by historic Seven Hills Vineyard. Joleté, a sister label for Le Cadeau Vineyard and owner Tom Mortimer near Newberg, Ore., this Cab offers an array of entry points, starting with aromas of dark cherry, blueberry, light toast and a nice herbal note. There’s brightness and a medium-plus tannins that are capped by chai spices and a beautiful Chukar Cherry finish. Joleté is a French phrase of “a happy gathering,” and this Walla Walla Valley Cab from an oft-overlooked North Willamette Valley Pinot Noir producer will put you in a happy place.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 496 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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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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