Lake Chelan winemaker Kevin Brown used red Bordeaux varieties to earn three of his four Platinums in 2021, and here’s a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Wahluke Slope that’s part of the Siren’s Classic tier. Black currant, black cherry and blueberry aromas and flavors receive a pleasing embrace of tannins amid some earthy undertones and lavender. Its classically solid finish of cherries, bittersweet chocolate and toast will serve it well alongside Duck Confit and spicy Brussels sprouts. Award: Great Northwest Invitational (gold).
Rating: Platinum, 93 points
Production: 221 cases