It’s been 40 years since founding winemaker Rick Small launched his Old Vines Cab program, which was also referred to as the Dedication Series until 2005. Its stately sourcing includes famed Champoux and historic Sagemoor as well as the Woodward Canyon Estate. Decadence brings thoughts of dark chocolate, black cherry, dark plum and toffee, with secondary notes of smoked meat, savory black olive and cherry pit. While built for the long haul, its approachable structure and juicy finish belies its youthfulness by winning a Platinum for the four time. Award: Great Northwest Invitational (double gold).
Rating: Platinum, 91 points
Production: 580 cases