2014 Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
96 Pts & Platinum Medal, 2017 Winemaker Challenge; A Cabernet Sauvignon blockbuster from an iconic Washington state producer that sells for $100+ under the original label.
Big, dense, and chewy. Opaque in the glass, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon yields the classic yet brooding Cabernet trifecta of spicy blackberry, cassis and plum with emerging florals wrapped in notes of pencil shavings, graphite, and dark chocolate/espresso bean. Even with over four months in the bottle, it's just beginning to unwind; nevertheless, it's sexy and lavish on the palate with intense, vibrant waves of creamy red and black fruit riding a powerful tannin structure that gives the wine tremendous (and, yes, somewhat impenetrable) length.
Style: Full, Bold
Flavors: Blackberry, Cassis, Plum
From one of Washington State’s Icon producers (as much responsible for putting Washington State and Walla Walla on the map as any winery), Lot 607 2014 Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon continues our 600-series releases of Icon-level Cabernets, but with it the additional moniker of Incredible Value. As for how I got my hands on this obviously first-run quality wine (we took the wine straight to bottle in Walla Walla with no additional touches), I think it’s safe to say that the market for $100 Cabernets is getting quite competitive. With four high quality and good quantity harvests from Washington and California, the consumer's choice of $100/bottle, mid-90 point scoring Cabernets is staggering. However, at $25 the air becomes much, much thinner.