2018 Tenor Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2018 Tenor Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted from multiple vineyards across three separate AVAs in Washington State: Royal Slope, Red Mountain and Walla Walla. 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 September to November, with the final pick on November 5th, 2018. Upon arriving in the winery, each cluster was hand-sorted, berry-sorted, and then fermented in stainless steel (74%) and concrete (26%) tanks. Using only the free-run wine, it was then moved to for 26 months of cellaring in 91% new French Oak barrels. After many evaluations by our winemaking team, only 11 barrels were selected and bottled, without fining or filtration, on February 2021, resulting in only 266 cases.

Bottle: $85


"Showing off a rich core, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon delivers cassis, anise and black cherry aromatics. The wine is texturally beautiful, offering ripe dark fruit flavors alongside a great veil of tension with salty undertones. Finishing very long, this is an outstanding effort with a long road ahead of it."

92 points - Owen Bargreen, Vinous

Tasting Notes

Aromatics of deep cassis, mature raspberry, vanilla bean and sweet spice. A background of black currants, fresh blackberry, and black tea adds complexity. Swirling brings up a sweetness to the fruits while adding a dried strawberry note with powerful reservation. The palate is integrated and structured with remarkable acidity balancing the ripe black fruit. A pure Cabernet Sauvignon for those who celebrate this wonderful varietal.

Wine Facts

Labeled Appellation:

Columbia Valley


Quintessence, Canyons, Shaw 32, Stillwater Creek, Solaksen, Eritage

Varietal Composition:

100% Cabernet Sauvignon


Fermented in 74% stainless steel and 26% concrete. Aged for 26 months in 91% new French oak.



Cases Produced:




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