2017 Tenor Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2017 Tenor Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted from two vineyards across two separate AVAs in Washington State: Royal Slope and Red Mountain. Farmed using sustainable practices, the vines were limited to one or two clusters per shoot for maximum concentration. They were then hand-harvested over several early mornings throughout October, with the final pick on October 28th, 2017. Upon arriving in the winery, each cluster was hand-sorted, berry-sorted, and then fermented in stainless steel (76%) and concrete (24%) tanks. Using only the free-run wine, it was then moved to 100% new custom French oak barrels for 23 months of cellaring. After nearly 50 individual evaluations by our winemaking team, only 6 barrels were selected and bottled, without fining or filtration, on September 11th, 2019, resulting in only 146 cases.

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"Similarly, inky purple-colored, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon gives up lots of classy cassis like fruits as well as ample graphite, classy oak, white flowers, and hints of espresso. All Cabernet brought up in new oak, it has remarkable purity, medium to full body, a seamless, silky mouthfeel, and awesome tannins. It's beautifully done. Give bottles 3-5 years in a cool cellar and it will keep for 20 years or more."

95 points - Jeb Dunnuck,jebdunnuck.com

Tasting Notes

Aromatics of vanilla bean, plum skin, muddled raspberry, and spice. A wave of black currants, blackberry, and black tea adds complexity. Swirling brings up a sweetness to the fruits while adding a dried strawberry note and a vibrant energy. The palate is beautifully structured and bright with remarkable acidity balancing the ripe black fruits.

Scores & Reviews

"Blackcurrants with some black-olive and mushroom character on the nose and palate. Medium to full body, medium-round tannins and a flavorful finish. It’s subtle and friendly. Drink now. Synthetic cork."
91 points - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

Wine Facts

Labeled Appellation:

Columbia Valley


Stillwater Creek, Shaw 32

Varietal Composition:

100% Cabernet Sauvignon


Fermented in 76% stainless steel and 24% concrete tanks. Aged for 23 months in 100% new French oak.



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