Pondera Winery 2016 Discovery Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills $55

By on October 20, 2020

Much of Shane Howard’s production comes from the newly established Royal Slope American Viticultural Area, but he pulled in near Crow Butte and the Columbia River for this remarkable Cabernet Sauvignon from Discovery Vineyard. There’s richness, power and balance framed within the Woodinville winemaker’s work with May family fruit. Lovely black and dark red fruit tones come with cedar shavings, baking spice and pleasing toast nuances from the five barrels of Cab. Fine-grained tannins and a supple finish paved the way to judges this a double gold medal — a unanimous vote for gold — at the 2020 Washington State Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 118 cases

Alcohol: 14.8%

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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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